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Hygiene crisis in North Yorkshire eateries

Food Standards Agency

12:00am 30th March 2012
(Updated 7:09am 30th March 2012)

We've got a new way of checking the hygiene standards of restaurants and food stores from this week.

From Friday 30th March, City of York Council, Selby District Council and Ryedale District Council will use a new national scheme, the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS), to display the hygiene standards of food businesses for consumers. North Yorkshire County Council is not registered.

The scheme, developed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), in partnership with local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, provides information on food hygiene standards to help people choose where to eat out or shop for food.

The new scheme will build on the success of the 'Scores on the Doors' scheme that  has been run in York by the council since June 2009.

Food outlets, such as restaurants, takeaways and pubs, are inspected by food safety officers from the Food & Safety Unit at the council, to check that their hygiene standards meet legal requirements. The hygiene standards found at these inspections are rated on a scale ranging from zero at the bottom (which means 'urgent improvement necessary') to a top rating of five ('very good').

These ratings will be available for anyone to view on the FSA website at www.food.gov.uk/ratings and the food businesses will be encouraged to display a sticker and certificate at the entrance to their premises so that customers can decide whether they want to go in. A number of businesses across the city have already started to display the new style certificates and stickers.

Around 1,000,000 people suffer from food poisoning every year, and the FSA's aim in developing the FHRS is to reduce this. The ratings will give consumers a glimpse of what is going on in the kitchen when they eat out, or behind the scenes at the places they shop, before they make their decision about which place they prefer to visit.

Councillor Dafydd Williams, Cabinet member for Communities & Neighbourhood Services, City of York Council, said:

"We've opted to change to the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme because using a single, consistent scheme which is used across the country will ensure that the hygiene ratings will be easy to interpret for both local people and visitors.

"We hope that food outlets in York will continue to support the new hygiene rating scheme, as they did with the Scores on the Doors initiative."  

Catriona Stewart, Head of the Food Hygiene Ratings Team at the FSA said:

"We recognise the real progress that has been made in improving hygiene standards in food outlets through 'local' food hygiene rating schemes. But having a single nationwide scheme will mean a level playing field for businesses across the country, and consumers will be able to recognise and use the ratings in their own area, as well as further from home.

"So it's great news that City of York Council is switching to the new national scheme".

Food Standards Agency

How sites in North Yorkshire faired up

Minster FM's gone through the data and picked out the site which have been given the lowest grade of zero.

They are as follows:

SITES AWARDED A ZERO GRADE:

Food hygiene rating '0' means: Urgent improvement necessary

FIVE IN YORK

Jumbo Chinese Buffet Restaurant
2 George Hudson Street York
YO1 6LP
   
La Vecchia Scuola
62 Low Petergate York
YO1 7HZ
   
The Cottage Inn
115 The Village Haxby
YO32 2JH
   
The Grange Hotel
1 Clifton York
YO30 6AA

Thida Thai Cuisine
16 George Hudson Street York
YO1 6LP

EAST RIDINGS (20 IN TOTAL)

We've named and shamed the one's that fall in to the Minster FM area.

Farmers Arms
Main Street Fridaythorpe York, East Riding Of Yorkshire
YO25 9RT

Fui Sing Chinese Takeaway
3 George Street Pocklington East Riding Of Yorkshire
YO42 2DG

Mr R S Husband
Common Lane Catton East Riding Of Yorkshire
YO41 1EW

Tanim's
66 High Street Holme Upon Spalding Moor East Riding Of Yorkshire
YO43 4AA

The Garden Chinese Restaurant
12 Railway Street Pocklington East Riding Of Yorkshire
YO42 2QZ

SELBY AND RYEDALE

Interestingly there wasn't a single site in the Selby District or Ryedale District Council areas which had been given a zero star rating


York establishments awarded 1 star

Food hygiene rating 1 star means: Major improvement necessary

Acorn ARL Sports & Social Club
Thanet Road York
YO24 2NW
   
Ambiente Tapas Restaurant
14 Goodramgate York
YO1 7LQ

Barbakan
58 Walmgate York
YO1 9TL
   
Barbe Q1
1 Matmer House Hull Road York
YO10 3JW

Bombay Spice Restaurant
58 Goodramgate York
YO1 7LF
   
Buckles Inn
Tadcaster Road Askham Bryan
YO23 3PW

Bumper Castle
Wigginton Road York
YO32 2RJ

Castle Howard Ox
Townend Street York
YO31 7QA
   
Castle Tea Room
11A Castlegate York
YO1 9RN
   
Chandini Restaurant
50 Goodramgate York
YO1 7LF

Efe's Kebab Kitchen
St Sampsons Square York
YO1 8RN
   
Evil Eye Lounge
42 Stonegate York
YO1 8AS
   
Flash Pizza
25 Walpole Street York
YO31 8NN
   
Hong Kong House
191 Burton Stone Lane York
YO30 6DG
   
Il Paradiso De Cibo
40 Walmgate York
YO1 9TJ
   
Julies Bakery
23 Hopgrove Lane South York
YO32 9TG
   
Kushboo
151A Tang Hall Lane York
YO10 3SD
   
Lal Quila
17-15 Bishopthorpe Road York
YO23 1NA

Londis Store
17 Hawthorn Terrace Hawthorn Terrace Central New Earswick
YO32 4BL
   
Lucia Wine Bar & Grill
13 Swinegate Court East Grape Lane York
YO1 8AJ

Lucky Dragon
165 Boroughbridge Road York
YO26 6AN
   
Magic Rainbow Takeaway
85 Cornlands Road York
YO24 3ED
   
Mak's Chinese Takeaway
106 Fishergate York
YO10 4BB
   
Mason's Bar & Bistro
13 Fossgate York
YO1 9TA
   
Mayfair
35 Lawrence Street York
YO10 3BP
   
Mogul
39 Tanner Row York
YO1 6JP
   
Nags Head
139 Main Street Askham Bryan
YO23 3QS
   
Night Bite
2 Mansfield House Lowther Street York
YO31 7NB
   
Pak Ho Chop Suey House
80 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses
YO24 1LR
   
Pizza Doner
4 Almsford House Beckfield Lane York
YO26 5PA

Lucky Dragon
165 Boroughbridge Road York
YO26 6AN

Magic Rainbow Takeaway
85 Cornlands Road York
YO24 3ED

Mak's Chinese Takeaway
106 Fishergate York
YO10 4BB

Mason's Bar & Bistro
13 Fossgate York
YO1 9TA
   
Mayfair
35 Lawrence Street York
YO10 3BP
   
Mogul
39 Tanner Row York
YO1 6JP

Nags Head
139 Main Street Askham Bryan
YO23 3QS

Night Bite
2 Mansfield House Lowther Street York
YO31 7NB
   
Pak Ho Chop Suey House
80 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses
YO24 1LR

Pizza Doner
4 Almsford House Beckfield Lane York
YO26 5PA

Thomas's Snax & Shakes
69 Monkton Road York
YO31 9AL

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