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Over 90 businesses achieve top food safety rating

Posted by Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils on 12 March 2018 | Comments

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More than 90 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 January saw a total of 94 local businesses receiving Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) ratings of '5/very good', highlighting their dedication to hygiene and excellent approach to food safety:

Suffolk CoastalWaveney

Admirals Fish & Chip Shop - Martlesham

Beccles Fish And Chips Limited - Beccles

Adnams Store - Felixstowe Beccles R.U.F.C Youth Club - Beccles
Aldeburgh Golf Club - Aldeburgh Beccles Salvation Army - Beccles
Badingham Playschool - Badingham Beccles Service Station - Beccles
Bridge Farm Pre School And Nursery - Martlesham Britten Court - Lowestoft
Canteen At Walton Gate Development Site - Walton Cater Link At Ormiston Denes AcademyLowestoft
Cinnamon - Leiston Chinny's Ltd - Halesworth
Coffeelink Ltd - Darsham Coast To Coast - Lowestoft
Costa Coffee - Felixstowe Costa Coffee - Lowestoft
Courtyard B&B – Benhall Dinky Town Ltd - Lowestoft
Dave's Big Bite - Witnesham Delmont Cottage Kitchen - Lowestoft
East Of England Co-op – Framlingham Eastview Retirement Home - Lowestoft
Farm 2 Form - Iken Estherene House - Lowestoft
Felixstowe Conservative Club Ltd - Felixstowe Fishers - Lowestoft
Felixstowe Leisure Centre - Felixstowe Gabriela's Cakes - Lowestoft
Foskers Fresh - Foxhall Grove Primary School - Carlton Colville
Friday Street Farm Cafe And Restaurant - Benhall Halls Quality Butchers Ltd - Lowestoft
Half Moon Inn – Walton Hilary Baker - Lound
Hannah's Childminding - Swilland Istanbul Chef - Lowestoft
Heath County Primary School - Kesgrave Lowestoft 60+ Club - Lowestoft
Home Bargains - Martlesham  Lowestoft Ex Servicemans Club - Lowestoft
Jolly Sailor Inn - Orford Morrisons - Beccles
Kesgrave Butchers - Kesgrave Morrisons - Lowestoft
Lehmann House - Wickham Market North Bay House - Lowestoft
Mills Meadow Residential Home - Framlingham Pinkys - Halesworth
Mumma Jones - Martlesham  Quiet Waters Christian Retreat - Bungay
Poundland Ltd - Martlesham S.O Erskine- Bungay Banquets - Bungay
Pump Street Bakery - Gedgrave Sizzlers Of Lowestoft - Lowestoft
Regal Fish & Chip Restaurant - Felixstowe Sole Bay Fish And Chips Co Ltd - Lowestoft
Saffron - Woodbridge Superfry (Beccles) Ltd - Beccles
Sandwich Shop & Coffee Bar - Woodbridge The Galley Cookshop - Beccles
Sylhet Royal - Trimley St Mary The Three Horseshoes - North Cove
Tesco - Martlesham The Waveney Centre - Beccles
The Dennington Queen - Dennington Tramway Hotel - Lowestoft
The Fludyers Ltd - Felixstowe Vertas At Carlton Colville Primary School - Carlton Colville
The Lemon Tree - Framlingham Vertas At Gunton Primary Academy - Lowestoft
The Little Ice Cream Co Ltd - Felixstowe Vertas At Ringsfield CEVC Primary School - Ringsfield
The Masonic Hall - Woodbridge Vertas At Warren School - Lowestoft
The Oaks Tearooms - Felixstowe Village Rise Fish And Chips - Lowestoft
The Station Hotel - Framlingham Waterfall Elior At Birds Eye Denes  - Lowestoft
Tiffins - Leiston Waterfall Elior At Birds Eye Shop - Lowestoft
Vertas At Aldeburgh County Primary School - Aldeburgh Waveney Norse Canteen - Lowestoft
Vertas At Martlesham Primary Academy - Martlesham Westwood Primary School - Lowestoft
Virginia Nurseries - Newbourne Woody Point - Brampton
Warwick Convenience Store - Woodbridge Worlingham Pre-School  (Worlingham Primary School) – Worlingham
  Samantha Potter Childminder - Lowestoft
  Sunrise Crepes - Lowestoft
  Sweeties - Beccles

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 safety and hygiene 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.

The next dates for the course are 28 March (Lowestoft) and 18 April (Melton). Book your place online and receive a 10% discount!