The Star can today reveal the 11 bars and pubs in Sheffield that have been told to improve their food hygiene rating.
The Food Standards Agency has ruled that six of these bars or pubs require ‘major improvement’ while the other five have also been told that improvement is ‘necessary’.
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.
The top rating of ‘5’ means that the business was found to have ‘very good’ hygiene standards.
Click on the link above to find out the 11 lowest rated