Preston’s schools, hospitals, care homes and nurseries can celebrate a clean bill of health after more than 85 per cent received the full five stars in the food hygiene ratings.
And with the lowest rating only three stars, meaning generally satisfactory, Preston Council inspectors have praised the business’s bosses for their good work.
Simon Neighbour, environmental health manager at the council, said: “The ratings are getting better year on year which is something we are very pleased about.
“We want every business to achieve at least a three star rating with the aim of eventually reaching five.
“Getting a five star rating, which means very good, means the business doesn’t have to be inspected as regularly as one with a low rating so it’s good news for them and for inspectors.”
Some of the top scorers included Royal Preston Hospital, five UCLan buildings, Cottam Primary School and Broughton High School.
The scores on the doors food hygiene system was established in 2011 and, in Preston, council inspectors visit food premises and give a rating out of five.
A spokesperson from the Food Standards Agency explained there are three key elements in how an inspector gives a business a rating.
“A food safety officer inspects a business to check that it meets the requirements of food hygiene law,” they said. “The officer is from the local authority where the business is located.
“At the inspection, the officer will check: 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 what it does to make sure food is safe and so that the officer can be confident standards will be maintained in the future.
“Each of these three elements is essential for making sure that food hygiene standards meet requirements and the food served or sold to you is safe to eat.”
Zero is given to businesses which need to make urgent improvements and the full marks are given to the places deemed ‘very good’.
Only four businesses in Preston were given the worst rating of zero.
Mountwood Academy, 4 Mount Street, PR1 8BS, rated three, April 21, 2015.
Pool House Breakfast Club, Kidsgrove, PR2 7BX, rated three, September 14, 2015.
English Martyrs R C School, Sizer Street, PR1 7DR, rated four, July 1, 2015
Grange Breakfast Club, Grange Avenue, PR2 6PS, rated four, July 1, 2015.
Lea C P School, Greavestown Lane, PR2 1PD, rated four, May 14, 2015.
Sacred Heart Before/After School Club, Poulton Street, PR2 2SA, rated four, December 9, 2014.
Sacred Heart RC School, Poulton Street, PR2 2SA, rated four, December 9, 2014.
St Bernards RC School, Victoria Park Avenue, PR2 1RP, rated four, May 5, 2015.
UCLAN, Corporation Street, PR1 2HE, rated four, September 28, 2015.
NURSERIES AND CARE HOMES
Little Achievers Day Nursery, Chatburn Road, PR2 6BJ, rated three, January 5, 2016.
Lowdon House, 12 Bairstow Street, PR1 3TN, rated three, May 11, 2015.
Pool House Under 5’s Nursery, Kidsgrove, PR2 7BX, rated three, October 9, 2014.
Preston Glades Care Home, 196 Miller Road, PR2 6NH, rated three, October 13, 2015.
Fox Street Community, Fox Street, PR1 2AB, rated four, November 24, 2015.
Fulwood Islamic Nursery, 157 Garstang Road, PR2 3BH, rated four, February 10, 2016.
Greenlands Nursery Unit, Dawnay Road, PR2 6BB, rated four, February 3, 2014.
Grimsargh House Rest Home, Preston Road, PR2 5JE, rated four, February 19, 2016.
Ladyewell Nursery, Fernyhalgh Lane, PR2 5ST, rated four, February 16, 2016.
Little Angels Community Pre School, Egerton Road, PR2 1AJ, rated four, May 20, 2015.
Little Wonders Nursery, 51 Fishwick Parade, PR1 4XR, rated four, October 5, 2015.
Ribblebank Resource Centre, Gerrard Street, PR1 8NQ, rated four, February 10, 2016.
Small Wonders Nursery, Hawkins Street, PR1 7HR, rated four, November 30, 2015.
Fulwood Hall Hospital, Midgery Lane, PR2 9SZ, rated five, March 16, 2015.
Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane, PR2 9HT, rated five, February 26, 2016.
The Priory Hospital, Rosemary Lane, PR4 0HB, rated five, February 5, 2016.
These food hygiene ratings are from the Food Standards Agency website and are accurate as of March 17.
You can see a full list of all Preston’s hospitals, schools, care homes and nurseries here, you can also see our full hygiene ratings lists for Preston’s eateries here