The latest round of food hygiene inspections has taken place across the borough, and the results are in.
Experts from the Food Standards Agency visited 63 food-serving premises in August, and 28 of them were awarded the highest possible score of five, a standard of “very good”, a percentage of 44.
Pepper Lane Chippy and The Pie Shop, both on the same street in Standish, were among some of the top rated establishments.
La Sentidos Loca was dealt a blow in July when it was one of three places given a score of one.
But the town centre Tex-Mex restaurant quickly turned its fortunes around, bouncing back with the highest possible score of five stars after a follow-up inspection.
There were 11 establishments which received a rating of four, making up 17.4 per cent of the total inspections.
In the town centre, three venues on the same road, Wallgate, were all inspected in the same month, with Little 15 getting a Five and Chicken Pops scoring a three, while Pizza King scored two.
On the other end of the scale were Farz’s and Wok Wok Chinese takeaway, which with their scores of zero, were deemed to require urgent improvement.
Businesses that serve food are rated 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.
A five-star rating is top of the scale, and means the hygiene standards are very good and fully comply with the law.
A four rating means standards are “good, “ three indicates a “generally satisfactory” performance, while “some improvement is necessary” for venues sporting a rating of two.
Anywhere with a rating of one requires major improvement, and zero ratings demand “urgent improvement”.
Establishments are also judged 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.
Credit is also given for confidence in management, which is graded on the performance of those in charge of the establishment 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.
All ratings were correct on the Food Standards Agency website as of October 2018:
C-TEC (Computionics Limited), Challenge Way, Martland Park
Chefx Ltd, Chapel Street, Pemberton
Crazy Foods, Wigan Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield
Greenacres, Green Lane, Standish
Heron Day Nursery, Brick Kiln Lane, Swinley
John Mather Butchers, Ormskirk Road, Newtown
La Sentidos Loca, Market Street Wigan
Little 15, Wallgate, Wigan
Mather's Sandwich Bar, Bolton Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield
Mediterranean Pizza & Kebabs, Garswood Street, Ashton-In-Makerfield
Mrs Lyon's Tea Room,High Street, Standish
Mrs Lyon's Tea Room, Bradley Lane, Standish
Muffin Man, Park Road, Wigan
Oriental Palace, Wigan Road, Leigh
Palace Chef, Market Street, Hindley
Pepper Lane Chippy, Pepper Lane, Standish
Pit Whistle Tea Room, Higher Green Lane, Astley
Pizza Hut Delivery, Market Street, Leigh
PostCake, Private address: registered with Wigan local authority
Red Door Bistro, College Avenue, Wigan
Red Lion Hotel, Westleigh Lane, Leigh
Robertino, Lancaster Road, Hindley
Sephtons Newsagent, Bryn Street, Ashton-In-Makerfield
Sophisticake, Alfred Street, Platt Bridge
Tesco Extra Leigh (Staff Canteen), Derby Street, Leigh
Tesco Family Dining, Cross Street, Hindley
The Pie Shop, Pepper Lane, Standish
Tsangs Chippy, Darlington Street East, Wigan
What The Fudge, Newton Gardens, Lowton
Chapel Green Chippy, Chapel Green Road, Hindley
Co-Op Late Shop, Church Street, Orrell
Leigh Miners Rangers ARLFC, Manchester Road, Leigh
McColls, Gadfield Grove, Atherton
Muffin Break, The Grand Arcade, Wigan
Munch Cafe & Sandwich Bar, Wigan Lane, Wigan
Queens Hall Coffee Bar, Market Street, Wigan
Running Horses, St James Road, Orrell
Traditional English, Market Street, Atherton
Velocity Leisure Limited, Caxton Close, Wheatlea Industrial Estate
Veronica's Snack Shack, Atherton Road, Hindley Green
Canal Duke, Stour Road, Tyldesley
Chicken Korner, Elliott Street, Tyldesley
Chicken Pops, Wallgate, Wigan
Pachinos Pizza, Elliott Street, Tyldesley
Primo Pizza and Past, Broxton Avenue, Orrell
Seven Seas Fish and Chip Restaurant, Wigan Lane, Wigan
Shan Shan, Sale Lane, Tyldesley
Shepherds Inn, Newton Road Lowton
Suhana Indian Restaurant, High Street, Golborne
Sunbeams Day Nursery, Bolton Old Road, Atherton
Supreme Mini Market, Ribble Road, Platt Bridge
Deli-Licious, Bridge Street, Golborne
Fusion Grill, Chapel Street, Leigh
Pizza King, Wallgate, Wigan
Sandwich Station, Bolton Road, Atherton
The Golden Dragon, Preston Road, Standish
Cafe Elliott, Elliott Street, Tyldesley
Ince Convenience Wigan Store, Manchester Road, Ince
Tasty Bites, Royal Arcade, Wigan
The Chicken Shop, Bryn Street, Ashton-In-Makerfield
Wigan Pizza, Frog Lane, Wigan
Farz's, High Street, Golborne
Wok Wok Chinese Takeaway, Westleigh Lane, Leigh