TWO more of the town's eateries have been hit with low food hygiene ratings by the Food Standards Agency.

The agency is responsible for ensuring that all registered eateries - which includes cafes, restaurants, bars, and the like - have satisfactory food hygiene practices.

All food hygiene ratings are available on the Food Standards Agency's website, though there may be some delay between the inspection taking place and the result being made available online.

Now, two more of the town's registered eateries have been hit by the agency's rating system, with both being handed two-out-of-five ratings for food hygiene.

The eateries are:

  • The Blue Bell, Horsemarket Street
  • Bhaji Fresh, Knutsford Road

The Blue Bell, in the town centre, was inspected on April 4, with the result of the inspection now being made available online.

As per the Food Standards Agency, the Blue Bell's hygienic food handling and management of food safety was 'generally satisfactory'; however, improvements are necessary regarding the cleanliness and condition of the building and its facilities.

This category is described as: "Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building (including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control) to enable good food hygiene."

Bhaji Fresh, off Knutsford Road, was also hit with a two-out-of-five hygiene rating.

The takeaway was given the rating following an inspection on April 12 - again, the publication of the results of this inspection was subject to a delay.

According to the Food Standards Agency, the management of food safety at Bhaji Fresh was 'generally satisfactory.'

That being said, improvements are necessary in the categories of hygienic food handling and the cleanliness and condition of the facilities and the building.

All information has been taken from the Food Standards Agency and is accurate at the time of publication.