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Appeal Form

Notes For Businesses

  • As the food business operator of the establishment you have a right to appeal the food hygiene rating given following your inspection, if you do not agree that the rating reflects the hygiene standards and management controls found at the time of the inspection.
  • You have 21 days (including weekends and bank holidays) from the date of receipt of the notification letter to lodge an appeal.
    Please complete the form below and submit it to us. Our lead food officer will then review your rating and let you know the outcome of your appeal within seven days.

Business details

Inspection details


Data Protection Statement

Data Protection - Ashford Borough Council is the data controller for any personal information collected in this ‘right to reply’ and or ‘appeals’ form. Your information will be used to administrate your registration, and processing is being conducted relying upon a public task legal basis. Your registration details will be shared with Trading Standards and details of the registration will be retained on our Food Premises Register, which is available for public inspection. Your data may be shared with other departments within the council for the purpose of improving services, keeping records up-to-date and for the protection of the public fund, you can find further information about data sharing to identify fraud on our Data Sharing to Identity Fraud page.

Details of your business will be published on the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme website. For those premises that are privates houses, only partial address details will be published, e.g. “Business Name, Private address: registered with Ashford local authority, TN23”. Your information will be retained as long as your business operates + 12 years. For more information about your data protection rights please see our Data Protection page or contact the Data Protection Officer by post: Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL or email: FOI@ashford.gov.uk.

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