Preston restaurants and takeaways: City eatery given new hygiene rating after Food Standards Agency inspection

A Preston restaurant has been handed a new three-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

By Andy Moffatt
Wednesday, 25th May 2022, 5:24 pm

Il Gusto D'Italia at 4-8 Watery Lane, Preston was given the score after assessment on April 25, the Food Standards Agency's website shows.

It means that of Preston's 245 restaurants, cafes and canteens with ratings, 187 (76%) have ratings of five and none have zero ratings.

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The Food Standards Agency are in charge of rating eateries

Food places are rated from 0 to 5 by council inspectors who make unannounced visits every 12 to 18 months.

At present those who score low can apply for one free re-grading if they complete recommendations made by the assessors.

But council chiefs are now looking to bring in a £165 charge, insisting the taxpayer should not be footing the bill for food businesses to improve their score and thus their turnover.