More than half of Wigan’s food establishments inspected last month received the highest possible rating.
Out of the 47 takeaways, restaurants, cafes, pubs and schools inspected last month across the borough, 25 achieved a rating of five - meaning “very good.”
In a drastic drop, only eight eateries received a “good” rating of four, but the number of places getting a “generally satisfactory” score of three was slightly higher at 13.
There were no ratings of two (improvement necessary) in February, and only one - Stop Inn on Market Place, Atherton - required “major improvement” with its score of one.
Businesses that serve food are rated on a scale of zero to five on how hygienically it is handled; how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored, the condition of the structure of the buildings; the cleanliness, lay-out, lighting, ventilation and other facilities as well as how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.
The information provided on businesses is held on behalf of local authorities participating in the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in England, Northern Ireland and Wales or the Food Hygiene Information Scheme in Scotland.
The inspections continue throughout the year, with rating designed to provide reassurance to customers.
Establishments are also marked on food-handling practices and procedures and temperature control, as well as its structural compliance, such as cleanliness, lay-out, condition of structure, lighting, ventilation and facilities.
Businesses are also marked on confidence in management, which is graded on the performance of those in charge and issues such as how well guidelines are understood by the workforce as well as things such as the track record of the company and complaint history.
The latest ratings were correct on the Food Standards Agency website as of March.
Carlo’s Pizzeria, 113 Elliott Street, Tyldesley, M29 8FL
Costcutter, 272 Miles Lane, Shevington, Wigan, WN6 9JA
Divino, 4 Orrell Road, Orrell, Wigan, WN5 8HD
Dolce All Saints RC, Hazel Grove, Golborne, WA3 3LU
Dolce St Johns Church of England Primary School, Simpkin Street, Abram, Wigan, WN2 5QE
Future Focus Care, 587 Wigan Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 0BX
Goose Green Village Store, 48 St Pauls Avenue, Worsley Mesnes, Wigan, WN3 5LL
Hindsford Community Link (NW) Ltd, Lodge Road Atherton, Manchester, M46 9BL
John Mather Butchers, 299 Ormskirk Road, Newtown, Wigan, WN5 9DN
Kids.Com Nursery, Throstlenest Avenue, Beech Hill, Wigan, WN6 7AS
Last Orders, 8 Market Place, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0EG
Little Foxes Wigan Ltd, Billinge Road, Highfield, Wigan, WN3 6BL
Little Rainbow 2, East Bond Street, Leigh, WN7 1BP
Manor Pharmacy, 4a Gathurst Lane, Shevington, Wigan, WN6 8HA
McColls, 52 Wallgate, Wigan, WN1 1BA
Mellors Catering Services Ltd, Mornington Road, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 4LG
Mercato Delizioso, 36 Trafalgar Road, Wigan, WN1 2BB
MetroFresh St Davids Ce J & I (Ncb), Coppers Lane, Haigh Wigan, WN2 1PA
Room Four Ltd, 58 Legh Street, Golborne, Warrington, WA3 3PA
The Galley, Rear of Unit 3 Lockett Road Industrial Estate, Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 8DN
The Goose Green, 143 Little Lane, Wigan, WN3 6PZ
Toyfields Adventure Play Centre 1 Guest Street, Leigh, WN7 2RS
Trinity Methodist Church, Fleet Street, Wigan, WN5 0DS
ABC Castle Nursery 95 Church Street, Leigh, WN7 1AZ
Ambleside Bank Care Centre High Street, Ince Wigan, WN3 4RL
Chapel Green Chippy, 74 Chapel Green Road, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3LN
Interserve Catering Services Limited - Coffee Shop Frith Street, Wigan, WN5 0NX
Jordans Fish & Chips, 10 Gathurst Lane, Shevington, Wigan, WN6 8HA
St George’s Central CE Nursery, Lancaster Avenue, Tyldesley, Manchester, M29 8LN
St Peters Luncheon Club, Atherton Road, Hindley, WN2 3EU
The Old Bank Coffee & Wine Bar, 6 Church Street, Orrell, Wigan, WN5 8TG
Alexandra Grange And Court, Howard Street, Pemberton, Wigan, WN5 8BD
Deli-Licious, 98 Bridge Street, Golborne, Warrington, WA3 3QD
Fresh Choice, 1 Wilcock Street, Wigan, WN3 4AP
Kings Amusements, 32-36 Standishgate, Wigan, WN1 1UE
Little Dolphin Play Group, Astley Street, Tyldesley, Manchester, M29 8HG
NN Traders, 4-4a Chantry Walk, Ashton-In-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 0LW
Percivals Cafe, 36 Mesnes Street, Wigan, WN1 1QP
Peters Fish & Chips Chinese Takeaway, 196 Poolstock Lane, Worsley Mesnes, Wigan, WN3 5HW
Pit Pony Pub, 71 Low Bank Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9RN
Shakerley Community Partnership, 8 Cumberland Avenue, Tyldesley, Manchester, M29 8FU
The Lean Kitchen, 42 Brook Lane, Orrell, Wigan, WN5 8JQ
Try Nutrition, Montrose Avenue, Wigan, WN5 9XL
Wonder Wok Chinese Takeaway, 276 Billinge Road, Wigan, WN5 8DF
Stop Inn, 14 Market Place, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0EG