No zero star ratings for food businesses

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No food businesses in Leighton Buzzard received a zero rating for food hygiene during 2014.

And only one business received a one-star rating, but it is now under new ownership.

The Food Hygiene Scheme is run by Central Bedfordshire Council and in partnership with the Food Standards Agency.

Louisiana Kebab House, of Rylands Mew, Lake Street, was given the one star rating last April, meaning major improvement is necessary.

The new owners took over on Monday, February 2, and are hoping to improve the rating at the next inspection.

New owner Sajad Khan, said: “We have done our best to get this place clean.

“We have done so much to it already, we have replaced some of the old stuff and done a lot of cleaning.”

Each business is inspected by a food safety officer from the council and is given a hygiene rating, zero being the lowest.

Ratings are based on how hygienically the food is handled, the condition of the structure of the buildings and how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.

When the rating is given the business will be told what they need to do to improve and bring the rating up.

The council will check these improvements are made.

A council spokesman said: “These results are down to some superb work by our Food Safety team, which has seen officers working closely with businesses across Central Bedfordshire, offering them extra support as well as taking more robust enforcement action when necessary.”

To view the ratings, visit: http://ratings.food.gov.uk/default/en-GB