A food rating shows you how well the business or organisation is meeting the requirements of food hygiene law. It gives an idea of what’s going on in the kitchen, or behind closed doors, so you can choose where you eat or buy food. It is important to note though that the food hygiene ratings are NOT a guide to the quality of the food itself!
Ratings are given to places where you can eat out such as restaurants, takeaways, cafés, sandwich shops, pubs, and hotels. Ratings are also given to schools, hospitals and residential care homes. Places where you shop for food such as supermarkets, bakeries, and delicatessens are also given a rating.
The food hygiene rating reflects the hygiene standards found on the date of inspection by a food safety officer from the business’s local authority. The scheme encourages businesses to improve hygiene standards by giving them a hygiene rating of 0-5; with a rating of 0 calling for urgent improvement in the business, and a rating of 5 being the highest a business can receive. However a business does not have to display its food hygiene rating if it does not want to – but we often see 4’s and 5’s proudly displayed. We have yet to see a lower score displayed oddly enough!
The council says “During inspections, the officer checks how well the business is meeting the law by looking at:
- how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored,
- the condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities,
- how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe, and
- food safety training.
The officer will explain to the person who owns or manages the business what improvements are needed and how they can achieve the top rating of ‘5’. The Food Standards Agency say “Any business should be able to reach this top rating.”
Providing the improvements to hygiene have been made, businesses can request a visit from the hygiene inspector once before the date of their next planned inspection.
Moss Valley Golf Club was inspected in May last year and scored the only zero rating.
As of their most recent listed inspection on www.food.gov.uk, the following all have been rated ‘one’ for food standards which means ‘Major improvement necessary’:
|Business Name||Classification||Image||Last Checked|
|Chirk Tandoori Restaurant 1 Station Avenue Chirk Wrexham LL14 5LS||Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen||2011-11-30|
|Dilan Kebab House 7-8 Bryn Y Ffynnon Road Brymbo Wrexham LL11 5DB||Takeaway/sandwich shop||2011-08-31|
|Duke Of Wellington Inn Duke Street Ruabon Wrexham LL14 6DE||Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen||2012-05-24|
|Five Crosses Inn Ruthin Road Minera Wrexham LL11 3UT||Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen||2012-05-30|
|Flame Central Buildings Brook Street Wrexham LL13 7LH||Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen||2011-12-15|
|Golden Lion 12 High Street Wrexham LL13 8HP||Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen||2012-02-23|
|Martin McColl Ltd 81 Holt Road Wrexham LL13 8NG||Retailers – other||2012-01-25|
|Moors Inn & Restaurant Maes Maelor Bwlchgwyn Wrexham LL11 5YL||Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen||2012-05-30|
|Moreton Inn Ruabon Road Johnstown Wrexham LL14 6PU||Pub/bar/nightclub||2012-02-28|
|Perfect Pizza 3 Imperial Buildings King Street Wrexham LL11 1HE||Takeaway/sandwich shop||2012-03-12|
|Premier Stores 3/5 Churchill Drive Wrexham LL13 9HH||Retailers – other||2011-11-29|
|Rhoslyn House Hall Street Rhosllanerchrugog Wrexham LL14 2LD||Takeaway/sandwich shop||2011-10-20|
|Samirah Tandoori 1-2 Holyhead Road Froncysyllte Llangollen LL20 7RA||Takeaway/sandwich shop||2011-08-04|
|Smaczek 62 Chester Street Wrexham LL13 8BA||Retailers – other||2012-10-08|
|The Coedpoeth Convenience Store 59 Heol Celyn Coedpoeth Wrexham LL11 3HR||Retailers – other||2012-05-30|
|The Convenience Store Liverpool House Heol Maelor Coedpoeth LL11 3LS||Retailers – other||2012-05-01|
|The Corner Shop High Street Overton Wrexham LL13 0DT||Retailers – other||2011-03-02|
|The Gate Hangs High 148 Rhosnesni Lane Wrexham LL13 9ES||Pub/bar/nightclub||2012-06-11|
|The Noble House 2 Woodwards Walk Acrefair Wrexham LL14 3UY||Takeaway/sandwich shop||2012-10-12|
|The Plough Inn 44 Chester Road Gresford Wrexham LL12 8NE||Pub/bar/nightclub||2011-10-04|
|The Snack Shack 2 Bradley Road Wrexham LL13 7TL||Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen||2012-03-29|
|Time To Eat Speedway Moss Lane Bettisfield SY13 2LS||Mobile caterer||2012-07-20|
|Tony’s Meats Trading behind shops on Darby Rd Darby Road Brynteg||Retailers – other||2011-05-24|
|Tracy’s Snacks T/A Builder Centre Station Approach Wrexham LL11 2NY||Mobile caterer||2012-09-27|
|Trevor Arms Hotel Marford Hill Marford Wrexham LL12 8TA||Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen||2011-10-20|
|Village Spice Indian Takeaway 25 Darby Road Brynteg Wrexham LL11 6LW||Takeaway/sandwich shop||2012-10-25|
|Vojon 8 Bangor Road Overton Wrexham LL13 0HB||Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen||2011-03-23|
|Wong Sing Takeaway Llangollen Road Acrefair Wrexham LL14 3UF||Takeaway/sandwich shop||2011-03-14|
|Wrexham Cash & Carry 58 Penybryn Wrexham LL13 7HY||Retailers – other||2011-09-26|
The above data was the most recent available at the time of writing.