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Top food safety ratings for local businesses

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More East Suffolk businesses have been awarded a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 - the highest level possible.

Inspections by Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Council's Food and Safety Team between September and December 2018 saw over 220 local businesses receiving Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) ratings of '5/very good', highlighting their dedication to hygiene and excellent approach to food safety:

  • Aldeburgh Community Hospital
  • Alderton Post Office Stores - Alderton
  • All Saints Church Hall - Kesgrave
  • Alyssa's Cake-Away - Felixstowe
  • Amber Lodge - Lowestoft
  • Annette Macro Home Caterer - Orford
  • Auntie Mandy's Afternoon Teas - Melton
  • B & M Retail Ltd - Lowestoft
  • Baileys Delicatessen - Beccles
  • Bannatynes Health Club - Lowestoft
  • Barnby Cafe - Barnby
  • Barrett's Bees - Lowestoft
  • Beach Cafe - Southwold
  • Beacon Bingo - Lowestoft
  • Beacon Rally Karts Ltd - Martlesham
  • Beech House - Halesworth
  • Beech House Bed & Breakfast - Aldeburgh
  • Big Sky Nurseries Ltd - Beccles
  • Blissful Bakes - Beccles
  • Blundeston Pre-School
  • Boardwalk At The Pier - Lowestoft
  • Boots - Martlesham Heath
  • Brandeston Hall
  • Brenda Taylor Services - Lowestoft
  • Brocante Cafe - Halesworth
  • Bruisyard Hall
  • Buckenham Coffee House - Southwold
  • Bucklesham Grange Care Home - Purdis Farm
  • Buffet Table - Kesgrave
  • Bungay High School & Sixth Form
  • Bushells - Lowestoft
  • Butley Orford Oysterage
  • C Weaire (Sandwiches) - Felixstowe
  • Café Ole – Felixstowe
  • CakeofThrones - Lowestoft
  • Caterlink At Albert Pye School - Beccles
  • Caterlink At Farlingaye High School - Woodbridge
  • Caterlink At Grove Primary School - Carlton Colville
  • Caterlink At Pakefield Primary School
  • Caterlink At Ravensmere Infants School - Beccles
  • Caterlink At Red Oak Primary School - Lowestoft
  • Caterlink At Reydon County Primary School
  • Caterlink At Westwood Primary School - Lowestoft
  • Chartwells At Kessingland Primary School
  • Chevington Lodge Care Home - Bungay
  • Chez Brigitte - Lowestoft
  • Club Virage - Ellough
  • Cocoa Bella - Rendlesham
  • Coffee And Vapes - Lowestoft
  • Coffee Heart - Lowestoft
  • Common Room - Framlingham
  • Community Lunch Club - Kirton
  • Corrie's Kitchen - Rendlesham
  • Cotman House - Felixstowe
  • Cottage Kitchen - Holton
  • Country Kitchen - Wrentham
  • Cupcakes For All Occasions - Oulton
  • Dawn Butler - Felixstowe
  • De Vere Care Ltd - Saxmundham
  • Deben Cafe - Melton
  • Den's Take-Away - Lowestoft
  • Dolphin Fish Bar - Lowestoft
  • Domino's Pizza - Beccles
  • DPC Fish - Lowestoft
  • Earsham Street Fish Company - Bungay
  • Emma The Crazy Cake Lady Ltd - Sutton Heath
  • Felixstowe Bowls Club
  • Felixstowe Community Hospital
  • Felixstowe International College
  • Fish Dish Ltd - Felixstowe
  • Footprints Coffee Shop - Lowestoft
  • Fountain Inn - Tuddenham St Martin
  • Fyffe Centre - Lowestoft
  • G.E.Mayhew - Peasenhall
  • Gibbs Chippy - Lowestoft
  • Graham Owston Honey - Saxmundham
  • Grandma's Kitchen - Lowestoft
  • Grange Farm Nursery - Kesgrave
  • Grange Farm Shop - Hasketon
  • Greener Fram Food Share Shed - Framlingham
  • Greggs - Lowestoft
  • Gressland Court - Kesgrave
  • Greyhound Public House - Pettistree
  • Grove House Hotel - Woodbridge
  • Gullivers - Trimley St Mary
  • Halesworth Day Nursery
  • Hall Farm Butchers - Framlingham
  • Harbour Kiosk - Southwold
  • Henstead Pavilion - Beccles
  • Highfield Residential Home - Halesworth
  • Hong Kong Aroma House - Carlton Colville
  • Ipswich Golf Club - Purdis Farm
  • Jane Fulcher at The May Centre - Beccles
  • Jason Elmer Catering - Levington
  • John Grose Garage & Spar Shop - Melton
  • K & C At Northgreen Farm Shop - Shadingfield
  • Kev's Food Hut - Lowestoft
  • Kim Dawson - Beccles
  • Lacey Jo's Cakery - Lowestoft
  • L'Amore - Lowestoft
  • Le Cafe Crepe Ltd - Lowestoft
  • Lilac Lodge - Lowestoft
  • Long Shop Museum - Leiston
  • Lound Hall Nursing Home - Lowestoft
  • Magic Wok - Felixstowe
  • Magic Wok - Lowestoft
  • Marmaris (at Red Herring) - Oulton Broad
  • Matspace - Framlingham
  • Meadowbrook Playcare - Saxmundham
  • Melton Day Nursery
  • Melton Fish Bar Ltd
  • Mill Lane Nursing Home - Felixstowe
  • Moat Barn Nursery - Burgh
  • Morrisons - Felixstowe
  • Mrs I - Trimley St Mary
  • New Cut Arts Centre - Halesworth
  • New World - Lowestoft
  • Nexus - Lowestoft
  • North Bay House - Lowestoft
  • Notcutts Ltd - Woodbridge
  • Oakwood House - Kesgrave
  • Ocean Fish Bar - Lowestoft
  • Olive Tree Coffee Shop - Carlton Colville
  • Orwell Park School - Nacton
  • Orwells Butchers - Felixstowe
  • Park Holiday Shop - Corton
  • Parker Catering - Lowestoft
  • Paul's Fish Stop - Lowestoft
  • Pea Green Kitchen - Great Glemham
  • Pickacake - Kesgrave
  • Pizza Hut - Gisleham
  • Pom's Thai Kitchen - Lowestoft
  • Potters Kiln Harvester - Lowestoft
  • Prezzo - Woodbridge
  • PT's Ice Cream - Lowestoft
  • Purely Pesto Ltd - Leiston
  • Queens Head Inn - Saxmundham
  • Reade Caterers Ltd - Lowestoft
  • Red Lion Southwold - Southwold
  • Roger Thake At Bungay & Waveney Valley Golf Club - Bungay
  • Royal Avenue Residential Care Home - Lowestoft
  • Roys (Wroxham) Ltd - Beccles
  • Rumbles Fish Bar - Framlingham
  • Ruth Mellen @ The Runway Coffee Shop - Martlesham
  • Sam Moi Oriental Noodle Bar & Restaurant - Felixstowe
  • Sarnivores - Melton
  • Saxmundham Free School
  • Seaview Catering Southwold
  • Shish Restaurant & Meze Bar - Lowestoft
  • Singtong Neeyom - Halesworth
  • Slimming World - Trimley St Mary
  • Smashing Wines - Woodbridge
  • Sole Bay Fish Company - Southwold
  • SOS Meals - Lowestoft
  • South Kiosk Martello Park - Felixstowe
  • Spedeworth Motorsports - Foxhall
  • St Barnabas - Southwold
  • St Benedicts Pre-School - Lowestoft
  • St Margarets Catering / Cakes To Celebrate - Bungay
  • St Marys Playgroup & After School Club - Woodbridge
  • Stephen Marshall Fishmongers - Lowestoft
  • Subway - Felixstowe
  • Sue Ryder Care - Leiston
  • Suffolk Mobile Catering & Events - Coffee & Tea Co - Earl Soham
  • Suffolk Smokehouse & Deli - Kelsale
  • Sugar & Bows - Sutton Heath
  • Sunrise At Zaks - Lowestoft
  • Sunshine Pre-school And Day Care - Beccles
  • Suzanne Archer Cakes - Martlesham
  • Sweeties - Beccles
  • Syms Hand Made Pies - Rushmere St Andrew
  • Tandem-Steve's Cycles - Lowestoft
  • Tartz Cakes & Bakes - Chediston
  • Tasty Bites - Leiston
  • Tenpin Ltd - Martlesham
  • The Barn Café - Hasketon
  • The Boathouse Café - Bawdsey
  • The Bread Basket - Felixstowe
  • The Crown Hotel - Woodbridge
  • The Fishfinger Sandwich Company - Lowestoft
  • The Granary Nursery School Ltd - Framlingham
  • The Greenhouse Café - Felixstowe
  • The Harbour Inn - Lowestoft
  • The Hot Meal Service - Holton
  • The Lunch Van - Nacton
  • The Original Factory Shop - Saxmundham
  • The Pitstop - Lowestoft
  • The Refectory At St Felix School - Reydon
  • The Ship Inn - Dunwich
  • The Sorrel Horse Inn - Shottisham
  • The Spring Tide - Lowestoft
  • The Village Fryer - Kessingland
  • The Wanderer Bar – Henstead
  • The Westleton Crown - Westleton
  • The White Hart - Halesworth
  • The White House - Beccles
  • Thorpeness Hotel And Golf Club
  • Trinity Methodist Church Lunch Club - Lowestoft
  • Valerie Fletcher – Leiston
  • Vertas At Causton Junior School - Felixstowe
  • Vertas At Colneis County Junior School - Felixstowe
  • Vertas At Corton County Primary School
  • Vertas At Maidstone Infant School - Felixstowe
  • Vertas At Otley County Primary School
  • Vertas At Oulton Broad Primary School
  • Vertas At Poplars Primary School - Lowestoft
  • Vertas At Sandlings Primary School - Sutton Heath
  • Vertas At Sir Robert Hitchams Primary School - Framlingham
  • Vertas At Southwold Primary School
  • Vertas At The Dell County Primary School - Lowestoft
  • Viewpoint Kiosk - Felixstowe
  • Waterfall Elior At Alde Valley Academy - Leiston
  • Waterfall Elior At Aldeburgh Primary School
  • Waterfall Elior At Kyson Primary School - Woodbridge
  • Waterfall Elior At Leiston Primary
  • Waterfall Elior At Waldingfield Primary School - Waldringfield
  • Waterfall Elior At Worlingham CECV Primary School
  • White Lion Hotel - Aldeburgh
  • White Wood Dairy - Bungay
  • Willow Garden - Melton
  • Woodbine Café - Lowestoft
  • Woodbridge Cruising Club
  • Woodbridge Fish & Chips
  • Young's Convenience Store - Lowestoft

During an inspection, each food business is checked for the following:

  • how hygienically the food is handled - how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
  • the condition of the structure of the buildings - the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
  • how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.

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.

Food and safety training

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.

Courses are held at East Suffolk House in Melton and Riverside in Lowestoft, costing £75.00 per person (£67.50 when you book and pay online!) and includes tea and coffee. The next course date is 20 March in Melton. Book online now!