As a food business operator you have a right to request a revisit from a food hygiene officer to re-rate your business on the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, if you have taken action to improve any issues found during the original inspection. Find out how to arrange the visit.

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Who can use this service

Food business operators. You have a right to request a re-visit for the purposes of re-rating if you have taken action to improve any issues found at the time of inspection.

You can make one request for a re-visit per each planned statutory inspection by the local authority and you can make this at any time after the statutory inspection as long as you have made the required improvements.

Costs for this service

The cost for the rerating is £255.

What you need to know...

You must provide details of the improvements made with your request, including supporting evidence where appropriate.

Return your form

To make a request for a revisit, please use the form above and return it, with supporting evidence, by post or by email to:

Mina Mistry - Food Health and Safety Manager
London Borough of Lambeth,
Food Health and Safety Team,
PO Box 734,
Winchester, SO23 5DG

Next Steps

If the local authority considers that you have provided sufficient evidence that the required improvements have been made, and provided that a three month ‘stand still’ period has passed since the statutory inspection, the local authority will make an unannounced visit.

This will take place within three months of the end of the three month ‘stand still’ period or within three months of the request if this made after the ‘stand still’ period (if you were only required to make permanent structural improvements or repairs or to upgrade equipment, the local authority can choose to carry out the requested re-visit sooner than this).

The local authority officer will give you a new food hygiene rating based on the level of compliance that is found at the time of the re-visit - you should be aware that your rating could go up, down or remain the same.