Eat Safe scheme
When you visit a restaurant, cafe or takeaway, you may see an Eat Safe star rating of 3, 4 or 5 displayed. This rating reflects the premises' food safety and hygiene standards and not the quality of the food.
If you don’t see a star rating, you can ask a staff member for their rating or look it up online. Ratings are given from 2 to 5 stars, with 5 being the best.
Only businesses that get 3 or more stars can choose to publicly display their star rating. This is to encourage businesses with lower ratings to improve their hygiene practices and aim for a better star rating, which they can then display.
Businesses are inspected anywhere between every six months to five years, depending on their level of risk and compliance.
Every registered food business in Jersey gets a food safety audit and star rating, based on compliance with the Jersey Food Law and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Food Safety Code of Practice.
After a food safety audit, a business may receive one of the following star ratings:
|Stars||Level of compliance|
|5 stars||Excellent performer, fully compliant with the law and adopts best practice. Overall very high standard of food safety management practices|
|4 stars||Very good performer, fully compliant with the law and some best practice. Overall good standard of food safety management practices|
|3 stars||Good performer, fully compliant with the Jersey Food Law and overall acceptable standard of food safety management practices|
|2 stars||Poor performer, low level of compliance with the Jersey Food Law with more effort required|
|No stars||Non-compliant performer, a general failure to comply with the Jersey Food Law with major effort required to rectify issues|
There is no 1 star rating because this would suggest some level of compliance with food safety standards. A rating of 0 stars shows failure to comply with the law.
Search for food safety and hygiene ratings (Eat Safe)
Benefits of the Eat Safe scheme
Eat Safe Jersey benefits include:
- improved food safety standards and reduced incidences of food-borne illnesses
- increased food safety awareness in the community to help people make informed dining choices
- rewards for businesses that demonstrate high levels of food safety and hygiene
- working in partnership to improve food safety standards across poorly performing businesses
- maintenance of Jersey’s world class food safety standards