UK food hygiene rating data (South East) - Food Standards Agency

Openness rating:
Reason: Content of file appeared to be format "XML" which receives openness score: 3.
★★★★★  Linked data - data URIs and linked to other data (e.g. RDF)
★★★★☆  Linkable data - served at URIs (e.g. RDF)
★★★☆☆  Structured data in open format (e.g. CSV)
★★☆☆☆  Structured data but proprietry format (e.g. Excel)
★☆☆☆☆  Unstructured data (e.g. PDF)
Score updated: 15/01/2018

The data provides the food hygiene rating or inspection result given to a business and reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of inspection or visit by the local authority. Businesses include restaurants, pubs, caf├ęs, takeaways, hotels and other places consumers eat, as well as in supermarkets and other food shops. The data is held on behalf of local authorities participating in the Food Standards Agency's national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) in England, Northern Ireland and Wales or the Food Hygiene Information Scheme (FHIS) in Scotland. Data is only available for local authority areas running either of these schemes.

The food hygiene rating data published at are available via an application programming interface (API) in XML and JSON formats. This is a free service and there is no need to register to use it. Terms and conditions apply and guidance for developers is available. Full datasets available at:

The datasets listed below are from the participating local authorities in South East.

Updated API

From March 2013, the API includes:

  • three component scores for FHRS rating data (but not FHIS data in Scotland): hygiene, structure of premises, confidence in management
  • more consumable and SEO-friendly URLs
  • updated documentation

There is also a widget for each business. This means a hygiene rating can be displayed on your website and will update if the API data changes.

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Data Resources (67)

Windsor and Maidenhead

Additional Information

Added to 13/02/2013
Theme Health
Themes (secondary) Government
Geographic coverage United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
Temporal coverage No value
Schema/Vocabulary No value
Code list No value
Service Level No value

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