If you think a hygiene rating is unfair or wrong, you have 21 days to submit an appeal from the date of notification of your hygiene rating.
You can submit an appeals form (pdf) by email to email@example.com or by post to the Food Safety Team.
Download the appeals form here.
If you lodge an appeal, your food hygiene rating will be put on hold until a decision is made. You will be notified of the outcome within 14 days and your food hygiene rating will then be published on the Food Standards Agency website.
If your appeal is unsuccessful, you may still be eligible to request a revisit or right to reply.
If you disagree with the outcome of the appeal, you can challenge the decision. Permalink