Over 80 businesses across east Suffolk have been awarded with a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 - the highest level possible.
Inspections by Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Council's Food and Safety Team in November and December last year saw a total of 84 local businesses receiving Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) ratings of '5/very good', highlighting their dedication to hygiene and excellent approach to food safety:
|Acorn Care - Bramfield||All Hallows Nursing Home - Bungay|
|B Chocolates - Sudbourne||Beccles & District Lions Club - Beccles|
|Christ Church Felixstowe - Felixstowe||Bill's Fish - Lowestoft|
|Costa Coffee - Woodbridge||Blissful Bakes - Beccles|
|Deaco Kurtos & Caffee - Felixstowe||Caterlink At Bungay High School & Sixth Form - Bungay|
|East Of England Co-op - Felixstowe||Cocoa May - Sotterley|
|Easton Farm Park - Easton||Desmonds - Lowestoft|
|Edge Coffee Roasters - Rushmere St Andrew||Domino's Pizza - Lowestoft|
|Elite Servicing & Vehicle Sales Ltd - Martlesham||Farmhouse Kitchen - Gisleham|
|Felixstowe & Walton United - Felixstowe||Fen Farm Dairy Shop - Bungay|
|Felixstowe Grill - Felixstowe||Izzy's Cakes - Halesworth|
|Framlingham College - Framlingham||J Cairns (Fish) Ltd - Gisleham|
|Fusion - Rushmere St Andrew||Joseph Conrad - Lowestoft|
|Iceland Foods - Felixstowe||Judy Stannard @ Home - Rumburgh|
|Jass Catering - Westerfield||Kessingland Beach Holiday Park - Kessingland|
|Juniper Barn - Rendham||Kings Kebab - Lowestoft|
|Level Two Youth Project - Felixstowe||Lighthouse Cafe - Lowestoft|
|Made By Mimi Cakes And Crafts - Woodbridge||McDonald's Drive Thru - Lowestoft|
|Mains Restaurant - Yoxford||Mr Chips - Lowestoft|
|Merryfields Care Home - Felixstowe||Oulton Park Care Centre - Oulton|
|Orford Meat Shed Ltd - Orford||Pakefield Church Luncheon Club - Lowestoft|
|Pinney's of Orford - Orford||Pizza Piatto - Beccles|
|Pizza i Paella - Martlesham||Pontins - Gisleham|
|Play 2 Day/Lazer 2 Day - Martlesham||QD Stores - Lowestoft|
|Rhymes Nursery Martlesham - Martlesham Heath||Rainbow Day Nursery - Lowestoft|
|Montague Road Nursing Home - Felixstowe||Ravensmere Arc - Beccles|
|Savers - Woodbridge||Ronie's Cafe - Beccles|
|Shawsgate Vineyard - Badingham||Seashore Day Nursery Ltd - Lowestoft|
|Tesco Metro - Felixstowe||Sugar Flowers By Tasha - Bungay|
|The Abbey School - Woodbridge||The Charming Vintage Company - Lowestoft|
|The Aldeburgh Market Cafe - Aldeburgh||The Clyffe Hotel - Lowestoft|
|The Black Dog Deli - Walberswick||The Co-operative Cafe - Bungay|
|The Kings Head - Yoxford||The Otium Centre Ltd - Oulton|
|The Mariners - Trimley St Mary||Tony's Store - Westhall|
|The Maybush Inn - Waldringfield||Trinity Church Playgroup - Lowestoft|
|The Real Sausage Company - Trimley St Martin||Vertas At Phoenix St Peter Academy - Lowestoft|
|The Reckford Roost - Middleton||Waterfall Elior At Pakefield High School - Lowestoft|
|The Tea Shed - Walberswick||Whitton Food Market - Lowestoft|
|The Turks Head - Hasketon|
|Three Bears Playgroup - Kesgrave|
|Trinity Methodist Hall - Felixstowe|
|Twinkle Toes - Trimley St Martin|
|Vertas At Cedarwood Primary School - Kesgrave|
|Vertas At Grundisburgh Primary School - Grundisburgh|
|Vertas At Trimley St Mary County Primary School - Trimley St Mary|
|Wentworth Hotel - Aldeburgh|
99.4% (SCDC) and 96.7% (WDC) of businesses have achieved a 3-5 food hygiene rating.
During an inspection, each food business is checked for the following:
At the end of the inspection, our food safety officers give the business a rating between 0-5. The top rating of '5' means that the business was found to have 'very good' hygiene standards. Any business should be able to reach this top rating.
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) helps customers make an informed choice about where to eat by highlighting restaurants, pubs and cafés with excellent food hygiene. Food businesses can display their black and green FHRS sticker advertising their current food safety rating, which gives customers an immediate insight into the kitchen and shows how seriously the business takes food hygiene.
Customers are encouraged to check food hygiene ratings when choosing where to eat by looking for the FHRS sticker before ordering food. The ratings of over 440,000 food businesses can also be checked online.
To help businesses ensure that employees are appropriately trained, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils jointly run a nationally recognised training course, the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering.
This course is intended for anyone working in a catering or hospitality setting where food is prepared, cooked and served. Typical environments may include
pubs, hotels, restaurants, contract catering, fast-food outlets, hospitals, care and nursing homes, schools, prisons and the armed forces.
The next dates for the course are 14 February (Melton) and 28 March (Lowestoft). Book your place online and receive a 10% discount!