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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Jersey Eat Safe Website (FOI)

Jersey Eat Safe Website (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 30 June 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


With reference to the States of Jersey Eat Safe Website –

Food safety and hygiene star ratings (Eat Safe) (

It cannot be missed that some food outlets with a low score of two out of five appear to make no effort to improve their rating, as some have remained unchanged for some time. It also questions why in some cases food outlets are allowed to carry on operating. 

Please explain the purpose of this website has if food outlets choose to ignore it?


The information requested is exempt under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 as it is accessible on as detailed in the request.

It should be noted that the purpose of the website is to inform the public regarding the current Eat Safe rating. 

The Environmental and Consumer protection team carry out regular inspections on food businesses and it is the responsibility of the outlet to maintain or improve their standard.

Article applied

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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