Seven food establishments in South Holland need “major improvement”, according to the Food Standards Agency.
Five premises in Spalding, one in Long Sutton and another in Sutton Bridge all have a food hygiene rating of 1. Zero is the lowest and 5 the highest.
- Delicious Coffee Shop, 32 Market Place, Long Sutton
- Global Foods, 2 Winsover Road, Spalding
- Krautuvele, 6 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding
- Rajapur Indian Cuisine, 128 Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge
- The American Burger Bar, 3 New Road, Spalding
- Tulip Tandoori, 2 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding
- Valgyklele, 15 New Road, Spalding
Eleven premises across Spalding, Holbeach, Pinchbeck, Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge currently have a rating of 2 (improvement necessary).
- Family Kebab Pizza, 126 Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge
- Fantasia, 2 Bourne Road, Spalding
- Julia Polish Shop, 10 High Street, Holbeach
- Love Coffee, Springfields Outlet Shopping, Spalding
- New Kamble House, 44 Knight Street, Pinchbeck
- Rafael’s Coffee Shop, 28 Westlode Street, Spalding
- Solens Off Licence and Convenience Store, 43 Winsover Road, Spalding
- The Chequers Hotel, 15 High Street, Holbeach
- The Granary, 5 Market Street, Long Sutton
- The Olde Ship Inn, 89 London Road, Long Sutton
- The Tea Room, 31 High Street, Holbeach
Fortunately, there are no premises currently with the lowest rating (urgent improvement necessary) and those rated 1 form only a tiny percentage of the 737 establishments in the district.
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme encourages businesses to improve hygiene standards. The overarching aim is to reduce the incidence of foodborne illness.
The Food Standards Agency, which works in partnership with South Holland District Council to check premises in this district, says: “The scheme helps you choose where to eat out or shop for food by giving you information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, pubs, cafés, takeaways, hotels and other places you eat, as well as supermarkets and other food shops.
“It’s not easy to judge hygiene standards on appearance alone, so the rating gives you an idea of what’s going on in the kitchen, or behind closed doors.”
At the inspection, the officer will check:
- how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
- the condition of the structure of buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
- how the business manages what it does to make sure food is safe and so that the officer can be confident standards will be maintained in the future
Council officers give advice on how an establishment can improve, with the ultimate aim of seeing it achieve the top rating. The latest six premises to achieve that are:
- Warrior Catering, 85 Princes Street, Sutton Bridge
- Kabanosik, 14-16 Winsover Road, Spalding
- Abbeygate Rest Home, High Street, Moulton
- Abbeygate Residential Home, North Street, Crowland
- Spalding Delicious, 25 Commercial Road, Spalding
- St Paul’s Primary School, Queens Road, Spalding
Read our Day In The Life feature on South Holland District Council food safety officer Mandy Baker.
(All ratings as published on January 6, 2016)