Key Performance Information

Inspected food premises that have improved within a 3 month period

We use this indicator to monitor the improvement in food hygiene levels of food businesses in Pendle, and how quickly they improve after a business has been given a low rating at the start.

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is a voluntary national scheme which provides consumers with information about hygiene standards in food businesses.

The purpose of the scheme is to help consumers make informed choices about the places where they eat out and from which they buy food. It also encourages food businesses to improve their hygiene standards.

Food businesses covered by the scope of the scheme will be inspected by our Food Safety Officers, and a Food Hygiene Rating will be allocated. The ratings range from '0' which is 'Urgent Improvement Necessary' to '5' which is 'Very Good'.