THREE more establishments in Warrington have been given new hygiene ratings by the Food Standards Agency.

The Food Standards Agency is responsible for ensuring that registered food outlets - including cafes, restaurants, bars, and takeaways - are all using correct hygiene practices.

There is a delay between the date of an inspection by the FSA and the results being posted online, which is why it is not uncommon to see a new result from an inspection that took place six weeks ago or more.

With regard to this, three more of the town's eateries were inspected recently, and the results have now been published online by the FSA.

Those eateries are:

  • The Stretton Fox, Spark Hall Close
  • Bhaji Fresh, Knutsford Road
  • Sanctuary Cafe, Brookfield Road

Each of the establishments was visited by inspectors from the agency on Wednesday, June 7, with the results being made available this week.

In each case, the eateries were awarded hygiene ratings of three-out-of-five.

The Food Standards Agency undertakes inspections on the following criteria:

  • Hygienic food handling - Hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage.
  • Management of food safety - System or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future.
  • Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building - Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building (including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control) to enable good food hygiene.

Following the latest inspection, the Stretton Fox was graded as 'generally satisfactory' across the board.

Bhaji Fresh was also ranked as 'generally satisfactory' across the three categories.

The FSA said that Sanctuary Cafe was 'good' for hygienic food handling, and 'generally satisfactory' for the other two categories - the establishment is based inside Lymm United Reformed Church.

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