Hygiene ratings - latest results

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All but two of the Wigan food establishments subjected to a hygiene inspection in April won top marks.

There weren’t that many premises visited - just 14 across the borough in total - but of those takeaways, restaurants, schools, pubs and cafes scrutinised last month 12 scored the highest possible rating of five (Very Good) - an impressive rate of 85 per cent.

The other two restaurants visited in April were near the opposite end of the spectrum - the Church Inn in Lowton and Mr Wang’s in Frog Lane were both told major improvement was necessary after receiving scores of one apiece.

There were no establishments with a zero rating (urgent improvement necessary) for the fifth consecutive month.

The number of inspections dropped drastically from the month previous, in which 59 eateries were visited.

Businesses that serve food are rated on a scale of zero to five on how hygienically it is handled; how it is prepared, cooked, reheated, 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, layout, 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 May.

RATINGS:

FIVE STARS

Butterfly Bakes 61 Lune Road Platt Bridge Wigan WN2 5HG

Central Catering Ltd Antler Court Ashton-In-Makerfield Wigan WN4 8DU

Dave’s Off Licence 2-2A Chantry Walk Ashton-In-Makerfield Wigan WN4 0LW

Healthy Devour 29a Garswood Street Ashton-In-Makerfield Wigan WN4 9A

Heron Foods Elliott Street Tyldesley Manchester M29 8FF

Jayne’s Cake Corner 67 Cranstal Drive Hindley Wigan WN2 4HU

MetroFresh St Thomas Ce J & I (Ncb) Hodnet Drive Ashton-In-Makerfield Wigan WN4 8PQ

Nana’s Kitchen Private address: registered with Wigan local authority WN6

Quality Confectionery Private address: registered with Wigan local authority M29

The Avenue Private Day Nursery The Avenue Leigh Wigan WN7 1ET

The Ginger Snap Baking Company 85 Bow Road Leigh WN7 3AG

The Wendy House Nursery Ltd Unit 1 The Pier Centre Pottery Terrace Wigan WN3 5AB

ONE STAR

Church Inn 78 Newton Road Lowton Warrington WA3 1DG

Mr Wangs Restaurant 70 Frog Lane Wigan WN1 1HG