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 August 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:
The Firs Residential Home - Felixstowe
Bake N Butty - Leiston
Boardwalk Cafe Bar - Felixstowe
Brierfield Residential Home - Trimley St Mary
Gift And Confectionery Kiosk Ocean Boulevard - Felixstowe
Glebe House Retirement Home - Hollesley
Gracie's Kitchen - Leiston
Kesgrave Kitchen - Kesgrave
Leiston Traditional Fish & Chips - Leiston
Libardi's Gelato & Coffee Tea Kiosk - Aldeburgh
Martlesham Pizzas - Martlesham
Oakwood House - Kesgrave
Plough And Sail Inn - Tunstall
Rosa Farine Patisserie - Saxmundham
Shapla Indian Restaurant - Woodbridge
Sweet Treats - Felixstowe
The Fire station - Woodbridge
The Parish Lantern - Walberswick
The Tea Shop - Framlingham
The Unruly Pig - Bromeswell
Three Horseshoes Inn - Charsfield
Turkuaz Restaurant - Woodbridge
White Horse Inn - Sibton
Food Passion - Kesgrave
Quality Catering - Rendlesham
Stuart Drane - Kesgrave
Sweet Sugar Memories - Kesgrave
Asda Stores Ltd - Lowestoft
Bear Necessities Pleasurewood Hills American Theme Park - Lowestoft
Bell Inn - Carlton Colville
Broadlands Residential Home - Lowestoft
Cake Corner Supplies - Lowestoft
Customer Cafe (Asda) Asda Stores - Lowestoft
Earsham Street Cafe - Bungay
Earsham Street Delicatessen - Bungay
Gazebo Pleasurewood Hills Pleasurewood Hills American Theme Park - Lowestoft
Happy House - Halesworth
Harbour Cafe - Southwold
John Skelly Fish Ltd - Gisleham
Kirkley Manor - Lowestoft
Lings Cafe P F K Ling - Lowestoft
Marina Theatre - Lowestoft
Oakfired at the Royal Oak - Beccles
Quayside Bar And Restaurant Broadland Holiday Village - Lowestoft
Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club - Lowestoft
Sharkey's Fish & Chip Shop Pleasurewood Hills American Theme Park - Lowestoft
Smokey Joe's Pleasurewood Hills American Theme Park - Lowestoft
Sunnyside Teas - Westhall
Sunshine Pre-school And Day Care Butterflies Childrens Centre - Beccles
Sweet Shop Pleasurewood Hills American Theme Park - Lowestoft
The Boarding House Dining Rooms - Halesworth
The Crown Hotel - Southwold
The Tally Ho Tearooms - Mettingham
Two Magpies Bakery Limited - Southwold
Lorraine's Bakes - Carlton Colville
Pitta Pans - Lowestoft
The Lazy Potato Food Trailer - 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, 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 11 October in Melton and 8 November in Lowestoft. Book your place online and receive a 10% discount.