Five is the highest hygiene rating eateries can get

Don't fancy just turkey this Christmas - here's 16 tasty Northampton takeaways boasting a five-star food hygiene rating

All these get top marks for cleaniness following inspections during 2021

By Kevin Nicholls
Thursday, 23rd December 2021, 3:00 pm

Nobody fancies cooking anything but turkey over Christmas, right?

That's good news for takeaways across town and here's those inspectors say are in the top bracket when it comes to keeping clean.

All these burger joints, pizza places, cafes, Chinese and Caribbean eateries — and a good old, fashioned chippy — have been visited by food hygiene officials during 2021 and given the highest FIVE rating, which means standards are very, very good.

The Food Standards Agency runs the scheme in partnership with local authorities, scheme helps people choose where to eat out or shop for food by giving clear information about the businesses’ hygiene standards via a rating — from five down to zero which means urgent improvement is needed.

To get the top rating, businesses must do well in all these three elements:

■ How hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored

■ The physical condition of the business – including cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation, pest control and other facilities

■ How the business manages ways of keeping food safe, looking at processes, training and systems to ensure good hygiene is maintained.

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