UK Takeaways and Restaurants Have Poor Hygiene Standards

UK Takeaways and Restaurants Have Poor Hygiene Standards

Nearly half of restaurants and takeaways are a danger to people’s health because they are failing to provide satisfactory hygiene standards according to a Which? survey.
Well known high street chains including Chicken Cottage Dixy Chicken Little Chef and La Tasca kitchen cleanliness levels are poor.
The survey took a look across 2000 postcodes looking into hygiene inspections.
Food poisoning has affected £17 million people over the last two years and Which? said urgent action needs to be taken.
The food outlets surveys were rated from hygiene stars rating from zero to five as part of a national system run by the food standards agency.
The rating system worked as zero ‘Urgent improvement necessary’ and five is ‘very good’.
Which? wants a law change to make sure that all places where you can buy food including supermarkets should have their hygiene star ratings displayed in their window.
The research showed that three out of four people wouldn’t eat in a food establishment if the star rating was lower than three which would mean ‘generally satisfactory’.
They found that nearly fifty percent of the food outlets in parts of Bexley on the borders of London and Kent scored below this level.
The postcode with the worst rating was DA17 and Bexley had six of the worst areas surveyed. Croydon Kingston-Upon-Thamas and parts of Sutton amongst others had poor ratings.
In takeaways 29% of Chicken Cottage outlets had hygiene ratings of less than satisfactory.
The figure was nearly one in four for Dixy Chicken Perfect Pizza and Favorite.
For restaurants that were inspected La Tasca had 18% poor ratings and Little Chef had 13%.
Despite some restaurants scoring poorly there were restaurants which were labelled as clean and safe including; Eat Marriot Hotels Premier Inn Carluccio’s and Zizzi.
La Tasca claimed to have improved because of new management Little Chef said it is “taking action with lower-rated restaurants.’
Pizza GoGo and Dixy Chicken claimed that the restaurants with lower ratings were no longer in their franchise and Chicken Cottage gave no comment.

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