A NUMBER of Warrington's restaurants, cafes, and takeaways have been given new hygiene ratings.

The Food Standards Agency is responsible for inspecting premises across the country in order to ensure they follow food safety regulations.

Following an inspection by the FSA, an eatery typically displays a green sticker in a visible place that indicates what rating it has been given - one being the lowest, five being the highest.

Warrington Guardian: The FSA ensures that establishments' food safety is up to scratchThe FSA ensures that establishments' food safety is up to scratch (Image: RADAR)

There is a delay between an inspection taking place and the results being made available by the FSA - which is why some establishments in this list have only recently had the results made available, despite being inspected in August.

When carrying out an inspection, the FSA assesses an establishment 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.

In the latest rounds of inspections, the following establishments were assessed and rated accordingly.

Rated four-out-of-five

The Victorian Tearoom and Sweetshop, Warrington Road - inspected August 15

Rated three-out-of-vie

Mamars at the Old Bank, Bridge Street - inspected on August 16

Hung King, Buttermarket Street - inspected on August 16

Rated one-out-of-five

Aros Kitchen, Longshaw Street - inspected on August 16

Good Food Chinese Takeaway, Warrington Road - inspected on August 16