The Food Hygiene Information Scheme allows consumers to see how well food businesses in Dundee have fared in Food Hygiene Inspections and aims to improve consumer confidence and help people make informed choices about where they eat or buy their food.
The scheme was developed and implemented in Scotland by the Food Standards Agency Scotland with support from consumer organisations, the food industry and local authorities. The scheme applies to all outlets that supply food to consumers and there are approximately 1400 such establishments participating in Dundee.
When did the scheme start?
Dundee joined the scheme in October 2010 when food businesses were first asked to display their most recent hygiene inspection certificate in a prominent position on the premises. This is generally either on the front door, or in an adjacent window where it is clearly visible to the customer. In addition to this, the results of the most recent food hygiene inspections are published here on our Web site.
To access this information select one of the query options and scroll down for results. You can view where the premises is on a map by clicking the map link. You can also view information and guidance on how this scheme works.
What information will I see?
The scheme is designed to give straightforward information about how each food outlet fared at its last food hygiene inspection.
- Pass A 'Pass' indicates that the business broadly met the legal requirements. These requirements include the conditions found and the management procedures in place for providing safe food. A 'Pass' certificate should provide reassurance that the establishment meets legal requirements at the time of inspection and the certificate should be prominently displayed by the business.
- Improvement Required Where a business has failed to meet these requirements it will be issued with an 'Improvement Required' certificate.
- Exempt Premises A very small number of premises may be registered as food businesses in circumstances where it is unlikely that customers will view them as food premises, such as a hairdresser or car showroom that provides coffee and biscuits to customers. The assessment for such premises will have concluded that the food safety risk is negligible. When a business is classified as an 'Exempt Premises' (and the owner agrees) no certificate will be issued and exemption will be recorded in the register.
- Awaiting inspection Where a business has not yet been inspected, it will be issued with a temporary certificate advising consumers of that fact. This will appear as 'Awaiting Inspection' on the website. New owners who take over a business within the scheme must request an inspection as soon as possible after taking ownership.