Transforming UK food hygiene inspections

Our innovative software solutions modernise food inspections for both inspectors and food businesses.

For small to medium food businesses

Prepare for your next food hygiene inspection and improve your hygiene rating!

Grape PREPARE is a purpose built inspection readiness tool, designed to help food businesses prepare for inspections and achieve a high hygiene rating.

For food inspectors and auditors

View food business' food hygiene evidence from anywhere!

Grape PREPARE is a purpose built digital food inspection tool, that allows food inspectors and auditors to view food business’ evidence from anywhere.

Current market situation


the average number of food businesses per around 9 inspectors

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of food businesses say they weren’t supported by their Local Authority when starting up

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of food inspectors are carrying out inspections in person, typing up notes and posting reports etc


number of UK food businesses with a hygiene rating of 3 or below

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of consumers wouldn’t use a food business with ratings lower than 3 or 4

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average time an inspection takes

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of consumers think businesses should legally display their rating at their premises

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cases of foodborne illness reported every year in the UK

Sources: Grape Software Limited (2020) and Food Standards Agency (2020)

Latest news & articles

Inspector examining loaves of bread in bakery

How to Prepare for Your Next Food Hygiene Inspection Inspection

Most food businesses fear that dreaded visit from the Environmental Health Officer (EHO), especially as they turn up unannounced. As a food business operator, you are legally responsible for ensuring the food you’re providing is fit for consumption by the general public.


How does the Food Hygiene Rating System Work?

Any business that prepares, produces or handles food, whether supplied, sold, or consumed, is required by the law to have a rating. It’s an indication of how well the business is doing in compliance with food hygiene laws and standards.


County Durham based Grape Software launches digital food hygiene platform

PREPARE for food businesses is a new web-based platform from Grape Software. It allows food businesses to prepare for food food hygiene inspections

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