REVEALED: The Sheffield city centre restaurants and takeaways with the lowest food hygiene ratings
The city centre is home to some of Sheffield's best known restaurants and takeaways.
It is home to dozens of eateries which between them serve up a cosmopolitan mix of cuisines from around the world.
But which of these outlets rank at the lower end of the scale when it comes to food hygiene?
Click on the link above to see the full list of city centre eateries which have either zero, one, or two stars out of five on the Food Standards Agency’s hygiene ratings.
Of all the places to eat in Sheffield city centre, one has the lowest ‘zero’ star rating, 11 have just one star and eight have two stars.
A zero rating means the establishment requires ‘urgent improvement’.
One star eateries require ‘major improvement’ while two star restaurants require ‘improvement’.
The good news is that the vast majority of restaurants and takeaways are at the higher end of the scale with either four (Good) or five stars (Very Good).
Every business which deals with food has their hygiene standards inspected by safety officers from the local authority.
The food safety officer inspecting the business checks how well the business is meeting the law by looking at:
- 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 business is given one of the six ratings from 0-5. T
he top rating of ‘5’ means that the business was found to have ‘very good’ hygiene standards.
To find out the best and worst rated restaurants and cafes in the city centre click on the link above.