Some 19 takeaways, restaurants and eateries in Boston still need to improve hygiene standards according to public heath inspectors
Last year the Boston Standard highlighted the best and worst food hygiene ratings in the town at that time.
A number of those premises have now improved, but, despite re-inspections many still fall below satisfactory levels according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
From chip shops to Indian restaurants, cafes to hotels, every business serving food must be inspected by council officials – with each given a rating out of five for food hygiene.
Data from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found 19 eateries in or surrounding Boston failed to meet satisfactory food hygiene standards at the time of the last published inspection - this is compared with 14 a year ago.
No eateries gained zero stars meaning “urgent improvements needed”, 18 only gained one star, meaning “major improvements” were needed, and one got two stars, meaning “improvements necessary.”
The good news is most businesses preparing food in the area were ranked three or above.
Eateries are judged on three criteria:
•How hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored.
•The condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities.
•How the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.
The scheme is run by local authorities in England, Northern Ireland and Wales in partnership with the Food Standards Agency.
The information published here is from the Food Standards Agency website as of Thursday April 7, 2016.
ONE STAR RATING (MAJOR IMPROVEMENT NECESSARY):
Central Food and Wine - 20 West Street Boston - 30 March 2015
Food Stop - 1 Vauxhall Road Boston - 10 August 2015
Jo’s Salsa Bar - Jo’s Salsa Bar 1 Red Lion Street Boston - 19 February 2016
Lithuanian Grocery - 5 Emery Lane Boston - 01 October 2015
N V Grocery Shop - 100 Carlton Road Boston - 21 January 2016
Put The Kettle On - Boston Shopping Park Horncastle Road Boston - 09 February 2016
Speedy Pepper - 19 West Street Boston - 10 February 2016
Tea and Toast - Market Cafe 43-44 Market Place Boston - 24 June 2014
The Black Sluice Lock Cottage Cafe - The Black Sluice Cafe South Forty Foot Bank Boston - 24 March 2015
West Street Diner - 31 High Street Boston - 16 April 2015
International Food And Drink - International Food And Drink 13 Boston Road Kirton - 25 January 2016
Swineshead Chippy - South Street Swineshead - 28 January 2016
High House Home Guard - High House Farm Tumby Moorside Boston Lincolnshire - 25 September 2015
Nisa Local - Sibsey Post Office Main Road Sibsey Boston - 06 November 2014
Opportune Engineers Vocational Training - Four Acres Farm Canister Lane Gipsey Bridge Lincolnshire - 26 November 2014
Post Office Stores - The Old Post Office Main Road Stickney Boston - Recently inspected – new rating to be published soon
The Anchor Hotel - The Anchor Inn Church End Friskney Lincolnshire - 18 September 2015
The Fabulous Smoothie Company - Rectory Cottage Main Road Wood Enderby Boston - 26 July 2013
TWO STAR RATING (IMPROVEMENT NECESSARY):
Six Sails Mill - Sibsey Trader Mill Frithville Road Sibsey Boston - 04 August 2015