Food sold in Salford is safer to eat than ever before.
Latest hygiene ratings show the city now has 93.5% of all food businesses receiving a rating of three or more. This is an increase of three per cent on last year’s figures
Environmental health officers visited all 2,220 food businesses in the city and each given a rating from zero to five, depending on the hygiene standards.
Places with a rating of five have the best standards of food hygiene in the city.
Councillor David Lancaster, Lead Member for Environment and Community Safety at Salford City Council, said: “These figures are welcome news for residents. A big thank you goes out to the businesses who have worked hard to improve standards – keep up the good work.
“Action is taken against premises that do not comply and when there is an immediate threat to public health they can be shut down or prosecuted.
“Poor hygiene can cause illnesses so we would advise people check the rating of a takeaway or restaurant before they buy food. Look for a green and black sticker in the window or check online.”
The figures were revealed in a report to councillors. The Food Service Plan 2018/19 aims to make sure food businesses are safe and hygienic.