EAST Orient, in Warrington town centre, has received a new food hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency.

The Food Standards Agency is responsible for inspected establishments and ensuring that they are compliant with food hygiene legislation.

Following an inspection, establishments often display their hygiene ratings in the window of their sites - the green stickers, rated from one to five, will be familiar to many.

In the site's latest inspection, East Orient has been rewarded with a rating of four-out-of-five.

This will be welcome news, as the restaurant had been dogged by low ratings in the past - most recently being hit with a two-out-of-five back in June.

Not only this, but the company was also named by the government for being a site that breached National Minimum Wage legislation - it failed to pay £21,127.65 to eight employees.

However, it would appear as though the site has turned a corner, making its way back up to being rated as a four-out-of-five establishment.

Following an inspection that took place on July 26, the restaurant was graded against the following criteria:

  • Hygienic food handling - Hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage
  • 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
  • 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

As per the Food Standards Agency, East Orient was 'generally satisfactory' in its management of food safety, and was 'good' for hygienic food handling and the cleanliness and condition of facilities and the building.

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