REVEALED: Halifax food outlets with the worst and best hygiene ratings

Food Standards Agency, Food Hygiene Rating sticker.
Food Standards Agency, Food Hygiene Rating sticker.

Two Halifax food outlets were given a zero-star rating by the Food Standards Agency in 2014.

New Bismillah Roti House, Gibbet Street and Pizza King, Curriander Cuisine and China Town, Ovenden Road, were given zero ratings.

The latest FSA scores mean the outlets need “urgent improvement”.

The two eateries could not be reached for comment, this morning.

The the agency assesses how food is handled, the condition and cleanliness of the premises and how the business ensures food safety.

Restaurants, take-aways and other eateries are rated 0-5.

But scores of Halifax eateries were given the top rating of five - meaning the business was found to have ‘very good’ hygiene standards.

1904@Dean Clough; Brackenbed Fisheries; Brasserie at the Bull, Bull Green; Cafe Luna, Westgate; Chef School @ the Vidauct, Dean Clough; Crown Coffee House and Patisserie, Waterhouse Street; Design House Restaurant, Dean Clough; Gibraltar Fisheries, Hopwood Lane; Kamran Balti House, Union Street; Merrie England, Southgate; Pizza Express, Broad Street Plaze; Stanley’s Fish and Chips, High Street; Sultan Mahal, Westgate; Three Pigeons Inn, Sunfold; Westgate Wine and Cheese, Westgate; World Peace Cafe, Northbridge; Ali Halal Meat, Hanson Lane; were some of the many Halifax eateries that were officially deemed ‘very good’.

Stanley’s owner Nicola Jones said her shop is well-known with customers for its cleanliness.

She said: “We have refurbished the place since taking over - we have daily deep cleans and customers often compliment us on how clean the shop is. It’s the first thing you notice when you go in to a food outlet; so you’ve got to keep it the best you can.”

Design House, Dean Clough, chef, Robin Redfern, said: “We have achieved and maintained the high standard through our cleaning forms and formats which we have created to keep on top of hygiene standards.

“All our daily cleaning routines are double checked by our head chef and all staff are trained to keep areas and surfaces to a high level of cleanliness.”

A spokesman for the FSA said: “It’s the things you can’t see – like germs spread by bad hygiene practices – that you need to consider.

“There’s one easy way to set your mind at rest – check the food hygiene rating.”