The latest hygiene ratings revealed a positive start to the year for the Wigan’s eateries.
Out of the 43 takeaways, restaurants, cafes, schools and pubs inspected in January, 35 achieved a rating of five (very good).
An impressive 80 per cent of establishments rated last month achieved the highest possible rating of “very good.”
Only three places received a “good” rating of four, and only Cafe Elliott in Tyldesley achieved a “generally satisfactory” score of three.
Two eateries were scored at two (improvement necessary) - Godfather in Leigh and Manchester Road Inn in Tyldesley. No establishments were rated zero, which would require urgent improvement, but both CAZ Convenience Store in Leigh and Don Mario in Beech Hill Avenue, Wigan required “major improvement” after being rated just one star each. Improvements will be welcome after the revelation last week that there are more food establishments rated three or worse in this borough than anywhere else in the North West.
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 February 13. For a full list of ratings, visit food.gov.uk.
ABC Childcare Charles Street Ince Wigan, WN2 2AL
Aldi Foodstore Ltd Castle Street Tyldesley Manchester M29 8EW
Aldi Stores Ltd Leighbrook Way Leigh WN7 5AR
Bake By Stace, 14 Wigan Road, Leigh, WN7 5AH
Blend n Shake, 64 Gerard Street, Makerfield, WN4, 9AE
Boots UK Limited 29-31 Bradshawgate Leigh WN7 4NB
Chloe’s Kitchen 8 The Centre Richmond Drive Leigh WN7 2XY
Co-Op Late Shop 406 Manchester Road Astley TyldesleyM29 7D
Douglas Valley Early Years Centre Turner Street Wigan WN1 3SU
Farmfoods Limited Ellesmere Street Leigh WN7 4LB
Food For Thought, Whelley, WN2 1DA
Greenacres, Green Lane, Standish, WN6 0TS
Hindley Green Methodist Church Leigh Road Hindley Green Wigan WN2 4XW
Langtree Old Hall Farm - Huytons Preston Road Standish WN6 0QA
Manhattan Pizza Shop 10 Market Street Atherton Manchester M46 0DN
Mellor Catering - Our Lady’s RC Primary School Holly Road Aspull Wigan WN2 1RU
MetroFresh (Douglas Valley Early Years Centre) Turner Street Wigan WN1 3SU
MetroFresh Westfield Community School Montrose Avenue Pemberton Wigan WN5 9XN
Montrose Hall Sherwood Crescent Wigan WN5 9TB
Picasso Pizza King Street West Wigan
Poundland 19-21 Bradshawgate Leigh WN7 4NB
Poundstretcher Limited Tyldesley Road Atherton Manchester M46 9AT
SportsDirect.com Derby Street Leigh WN7 4BA
SportsDirect.com 5 Loire Drive Robin Park Wigan WN5 0UH
St Maries Pre School Group Avondale Street Standish Wigan WN6 0LF
Tee Cakes Private address: registered with Wigan local authority WA3
The Bacca Shop 2 Bolton Old Road Atherton Manchester M46 9DF
The Cake Bank 5 Broadley Avenue Lowton Warrington WA3 2RR
The Centurion 20 St Helens Road Leigh WN7 4HW
The Mount Cafe Whelley Wigan WN2 1DA
The Old Springs Spring Road Orrell Wigan WN5 0JJ
The Rolling Pin Bakery 129-131 Ormskirk Road Wigan WN5 9EA
Toyfields Adventure Play Centre 1 Guest Street Leigh WN7 2RS
Woodlands Court Residential Home Ash Lane Aspull Wigan WN2 1EZ
Wrightington Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust Parsons Walk Wigan WN1 1RU
Pomodoro 32 St Pauls Avenue Worsley Mesnes Wigan WN3 5LL
Rosebridge Court Care Home - HC-One 191 Darby Lane Hindley Wigan WN2 3DU
Tasty Snacks 160 Manchester Road Ince Wigan WN2 2EA
Cafe Elliott 195 Elliott Street Tyldesley Manchester M29 8DR
Godfather 2a Lord Street Leigh WN7 1DP
Manchester Road Inn 62 Manchester Road Astley Tyldesley M29 7EJ
CAZ Convenience Store, 416 Manchester Road Leigh WN7 2NP
Don Mario 97 Beech Hill Avenue Wigan, WN6 7RP