FSSAI Hygiene Rating Audit (HRA)

Hygiene Rating has been initiated by FSSAI with intent of ensuring that consumer make informed choices while eating out and also encouraging food businesses to showcase and improve their food hygiene standards.

Hygiene Rating reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of inspection by the local authority or recognized third party audit agency.


This scheme is applicable to:

  • Food Service Establishments such as restaurants

  • Bakeries

  • Sweet Shops

  • Meat Retail Shops



  • FBO Self Assess and select HRAA

  • HRAA assigns audits to HRA

  • HRA schedules audit

  • HRA visit food premise and do verification for hygiene rating

  • HRA uploads evidence and submit verification on report on portal

  • HRAA verifies auditors report and submits

  • After the verification process is completed, FBO can download the ‘Verified Hygiene Rating Certificate’ and display it in their premises

The audit fee shall depend upon the man-day requirement which is calculated on the basis of the size of the food establishment, number of employees etc., the simplified calculation is shown in the table.

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Travel limited to a distance of 25 km from our office to the location of the unit to be audited, and any additional travel & stay of auditors shall be borne by the Food Business Operator.