Food hygeine standards at businesses in South Holland continue to improve following the latest round of inspections.
Those receiving five star (very good) ratings after visits from food safety officers rose from 352 (56 per cent) to 353 in the first few weeks of the year.
Some 161 (27 per cent) have four stars (good) and 98 businesses have three stars (16 per cent), meaning they are generally satisfactory.
Just eight premises have been given two stars (one per cent), which means improvement necessary and five have one star (one per cent) – major improvement necessary.
There were no zero (urgent improvement necessary) ratings issued.
Twenty one inspections have been made since our last article on February 4. They are as follows:
Big Tree Honey Farm, Marsh Drove, Surfleet Marsh; Brun Lea Residential Home, Surfleet Road, Pinchbeck; Candy and Curiosities, private address; Gorgeous Cakes,private address; Gosberton House Nursing Home, Westhorpe Road, Gosberton; Little Treasures Nurseries, Haverfield Road, Spalding; Nisa Lateshopper, Holbeach Road, Spalding; Pinchbeck Pig Roast Company, private address; Spalding Grammar School canteen, Priory Road, Spalding; Spalding High School, Stonegate, Spalding; Spalding United Reformed Church Hall, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding; Whaplode Manor, Washway Road, Holbeach.
Brian Frisby Butchers, Roman Road, Moulton Chapel; New Kamble House, Knight Street, Pinchbeck; The Jolly Crispin Inn, Marriots Gate, Lutton.
A Time to Remember, Silverwood Centre, Sutton Crosses; Fab Cafe T/A Fowler Welch, private address; Methodist Church Hall, Broad Street, Spalding; Quadring Post Office, Main Road, Quadring; The Picnic Hamper, West End, Holbeach; Tulip Tandoori, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding.
The purpose of inspections is to ensure all food businesses maintain satisfactory hygiene and cleanliness standards.
The officer looks at: how hygienically the food is handled; how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored; the condition of the buildings and how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.