In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, food standards are graded on a six point scale from zero to five. A five rating is deemed ‘very good’, while anything below a two needs improvement.
In Scotland there is only a pass / fail option on food standards. There are no grades to differentiate between the highest rated establishments and those who barely make the grade.
Across England, Wales and Northern Ireland there are currently 13,945 businesses which have a food standards rating of two or less. A rating of two means improvement is necessary.
In Scotland, 3,240 firms are classed as 'improvement required.
Food standards inspection data is updated daily, though the information contained here is correct as of week ending May 26, 2023.