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 May by Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Council's Food and Safety Team saw a total of 34 local businesses received Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) ratings of '5/very good', highlighting their dedication to hygiene and excellent approach to food safety:
Bucklesham Grange Care Home - Purdis Farm
Caterlink Ltd at Birchwood Primary School - Martlesham Heath
Chilli and Chives - Felixstowe
Costa - Saxmundham
Dancing Goat Cafe - Framlingham
Farmland Newsagents - Trimley St Mary
Heathlands Preschool And Out Of School Club - Rushmere St Andrew
J R Creasey - Peasenhall
Landguard Cafe - Felixstowe
Old Chequers - Friston
Pete's Pizzas - Leiston
Rendezvous - Martlesham
Suffolk Cottage Catering - Sibton
The Croft Campsite - Ubbeston
The Crown Hotel - Woodbridge
The Farmhouse Public House - Kesgrave
The Lighthouse Restaurant - Aldeburgh
The Oaks Nursery (Alpha Nurseries) - Felixstowe
The Tea Hut - Woodbridge
Trawlers Catch - Saxmundham
Vertas At Alde Valley Academy - Leiston
Vertas At Dennington CEVC Primary School - Dennington
Vertas At Langer Primary Academy - Felixstowe
Vertas At Maidstone Infant School - Felixstowe
Wilford Bridge Inn - Melton
Woodbridge School - Woodbridge
Alan's Cake Designs - Kesgrave
Boyton Old School Farm And Kitchen - Boyton
Janet Cox Catering - Dennington
The Cake Tin - Martlesham
The Roasted Hog - Melton
Beech House - Halesworth
Bushells Bakery Ltd - Lowestoft
Compass Cafe - Lowestoft
Denes III Canteen - Lowestoft
Denes IV Canteen - Lowestoft
Eurest, Canteen A (F1) Plant - Halesworth
Halesworth Day Centre - Halesworth
Oasis Camel Centre - Linstead Magna
High Street Cafe - Lowestoft
NSFT (Dragon Fly Unit Carlton Court) - Carlton Colville
Sailors Home - Kessingland
Sweet Obsession - Lowestoft
Tea By The Sea - Lowestoft
Tesco Express - Southwold
Valley Farm Vineyards -Halesworth
Vertas At Beccles Primary Academy - Beccles
Waveney Ales & Cider - Lowestoft
Waveney House Hotel Ltd C/o Swan House - Beccles
The Fish Hut - Reydon
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.
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 14 July in Lowestoft and 15 August in Melton. Book your place online and receive a 10% discount.