Under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, you can request an inspection to re-rate your food business establishment.
When applying for a re-rating inspection you must make sure that the following conditions are met:
- You must wait until the end of the 21 days appeal period before you apply for a re-rating inspection.
- Any appeal against the current food hygiene rating has been determined or abandoned.
- You must provide details of the improvements made to hygiene standards with your request, including supporting evidence where appropriate.
If any of the conditions are not met your request will be refused.
Once you complete the re-rating form, we will complete an assessment ensuring all conditions have been met. The re-rating inspection will take place within three months of the request being made. You will not be informed of the specific date and time of the visit.
Most re-rating inspections will lead to an improved rating, however it is possible for a lower rating to be given if standards have fallen.
Request a re-rating inspection
To request a re-rating inspection, please contact this department to apply and receive a re-rating form.
Completed re-rating inspection forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to:
City and Neighbourhood Services Department
Belfast City Council
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street