Section 12 – Food hygiene re-ratings
28.This section enables the operator of a food business establishment to request the food authority to carry out a re-rating assessment for the purpose of considering whether to change a rating. If the conditions set out in this section are met, (including the requirement that the operator has paid the reasonable costs of the re-rating) the food authority must carry out an inspection no later than three months after the food authority received the request.
29.If the re-rating results in a change to the rating, the food authority must issue the revised rating to the operator within 14 days. Alternatively where no revised rating is to be issued, the operator must be notified of that within 14 days of the completion of the inspection.
30.The right of appeal and of reply apply to any new food hygiene rating, and any unaltered rating.