The ratings were introduced to give customers clear information about the hygiene standards of premises selling food.
Local authorities carry out the inspections.
Businesses are given a rating from 0 to 5, with the latter being the highest a premises can be awarded.
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Here is what each one means:
5 – hygiene standards are very good.
4 – hygiene standards are good.
3 – hygiene standards are generally satisfactory.
2 – some improvement is necessary.
1 – major improvement is necessary.
0 – urgent improvement is required.
See all the takeaways in Portsmouth which have a 5 hygiene rating from 2020 to 2021 by clicking through the gallery.