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Inspections and food hygiene rating

We are responsible for inspecting all food businesses within the district to make sure they are meeting food safety requirements.

We carry out unannounced inspections every six months to two years, depending on the nature and history of the business.

At the end of each inspection the business receives an inspection report, which gives details of any actions that are needed to improve food hygiene standards and a food hygiene rating in line with the Food Standard Agency’s guidelines.

If there are any serious non-compliances, our officers will take formal action in line with our enforcement policy to secure compliance to meet the necessary food safety requirements.

For information on the food hygiene scheme, please visit the Food Standards Agency’s website .

For the latest food hygiene ratings of food establishments please visit

For more information on your rating, please see our food hygiene rating scheme for business page.

Contact us - Food and Safety

01235 422403
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

South Oxfordshire District Council
Food and Safety Team
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SB