Nearly 500 food premises in South Ribble have been inspected by hygiene bosses- and not a single one has been given zero stars.
But seven have been given a one star rating by food hygiene inspectors and told they need to make major changes to get back up to scratch.
In the latest round of visits carried out by South Ribble inspectors, a further 10 establishments were given a two star rating, 63 were given a three star rating, 108 were given a four star rating and 281 were given the highest score available - five stars.
The places with the one star rating are: Costcutter in School Lane, Leyland, Goodfellas in Royal Avenue, Leyland, Happy House in School Lane, Leyland, Isolabella in Hough Lane, Leyland, Kowloon in Liverpool Road, Penwortham, the Tickled Trout Hotel in Samlesbury and Wonderland Chinese in Lancastergate, Leyland. Today bosses at the Tickled Trout Hotel said: “Macdonald Hotels considers the health and safety of its guests and staff as its first priority. We worked quickly to rectify the matter and the food standards at the Tickled Trout Hotel are extremely high. We have requested a re-assessment from the Food Standards Agency and look forward to their visit.” The Evening Post contacted Costcutter in School Lane, Leyland and Wonderland Chinese in Lancastergate but both declined to comment. Nobody was available for comment at Kowloon in Penwortham or Happy House in Leyland.
A spokesman for Goodfellas in Royal Avenue said: “We had just taken over that day when he came so he rated us on that. He left us a list of things to do and we have been doing those.
“I am booking an appointment for him to come back and give us our proper rating. We are waiting for that to happen.”
Giovanni Maullu the owner of Isolabella in Hough Lane Leyland said: “It was given a one star because my paperwork wasn’t right. The place is brand new, we have had a £60,000 refurbishment. We have asked for a reinspection and hope they will come back soon.”
Bosses at South Ribble Council said the majority of food establishments are doing well and are a “real credit” that they are keeping up high standards.
Coun Phil Smith, cabinet member for regeneration, leisure and healthy communities, said: “The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme has been in place for a few years now and people genuinely value the information they provide because it helps them make informed choices about where they eat out and buy their groceries. When people visit a new takeaway it’s comforting to see the green sign on the door displaying the venue’s rating.
“Many of our food businesses in South Ribble are achieving top ratings, and it is a real credit to them to keep up such high standards.”
Places with five star ratings include: The Withy Arms in Leyland, The Walton Fox in Bamber Bridge and The Hospital Inn in Bamber Bridge. Dozens of schools are also getting the top mark for their canteens. - All information from the Food Standards Agency was correct and up to date as of March 23.
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