More food businesses across east Suffolk have been awarded with a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 - the highest level possible.
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are proud that 99.4% (SCDC) and 96.7% (WDC) of businesses have achieved a 3-5 food hygiene rating.
Inspections in June by Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Council's Food and Safety Team saw a total of 58 local businesses received Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) ratings of '5/very good', highlighting their dedication to hygiene and excellent approach to food safety:
Alice Grange Care Home - Kesgrave
Butchers Arms - Knodishall
Community Lunch Club - Kirton
Cotman House - Felixstowe
Dexters Bar Ltd - Felixstowe
E W Revett & Son - Wickham Market
Elizabeth Finn Homes Ltd - Woodbridge
Gemmas Crafty Cakes - Felixstowe
Juan Pablo - Rendlesham
Mill Lane Nursing Home - Felixstowe
PGL Bawdsey Manor Adventure Centre - Bawdsey
Poppy's Pantry Cafe (Tuesday) - Woodbridge
Rhymes Out of School Club - Martlesham
Royal Bengal - Woodbridge
Ruby's Kitchen - Felixstowe
The Alex - Felixstowe
The Castle Cafe (at Framlingham Castle) - Framlingham
The Galley - Woodbridge
The Long Shop Museum Tea Room - Leiston
The Potters Wheel Tea Room And Restaurant - Walberswick
Theberton Lion - Theberton
Vertas At Bawdsey CEVC Primary School - Bawdsey
Vintage By The Sea - Felixstowe
Bees Of Butley - Butley
Confectionately Yours - Felixstowe
Luscious Designer Cakes - Sutton Heath
Mrs Day's Ice Cream - Woodbridge
Procky's Farm - Newbourne
Ronnie's - Levington
The JR Food Company - Grundisburgh
Adventure Island Playpark - Gisleham
Beefeater Grill - Lowestoft
Fancy Cakes - Lowestoft
Grandma's Kitchen - Gisleham
Harleston House - Lowestoft
Henstead Country Cafe - Henstead
Highfield Residential Home - Halesworth
Home Bargains - Lowestoft
J And S Fuel Ltd - Kessingland
Jamie Bull Fresh Fish - Carlton Colville
John Yeardley - Lowestoft
Kingfisher - Lowestoft
Nums Nums Burger Van - Halesworth
Palmers - Lowestoft
Seadish 2 - Lowestoft
St Peters Church Annexe - Lowestoft
The Breakfast Club - Lowestoft
The Copper House - Lowestoft
The Dell Care Home - Lowestoft
The Ingate Freehouse - Beccles
Vertas At First Base Pupil Referral Unit - Lowestoft
Wainford House Residential Home - Beccles
3 Tiers Ltd - Lowestoft
Miss Munchies - Wangford
Rita's Cupcake Bouquets - Lowestoft
SOS Meals - Lowestoft
During an inspection, each food business is checked for the following:
At the end of the inspection, the Council's 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 11 October in Melton and 6 September in Lowestoft. Book your place online and receive a 10% discount.