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Food Ratings

On 6 Sep 2013 at 8:42pm Geoff wrote:
If a restaurant has only one star on the Food Standard Agency website, how bad is the kitchen?
On 6 Sep 2013 at 9:05pm The Old Mayor wrote:
There is a complete list of local star ratings. Check out your local eatery !

Check it out here »
On 6 Sep 2013 at 9:14pm The old wrote:
Lewes District Council Environmenal Health Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. Complete listing of ALL eateries from one '0' (a major hotel) to 5, majority (thank heavens!) Guess the major hotel ? Hint...Prob not the one you first think of !

Check it out here »
On 6 Sep 2013 at 9:20pm Geoff wrote:
But could/would you eat in a 0 or 1 star restaurant? Surely if it was that bad they would close it down? Just checked and one of my favourite places has a 0 and I'm not sure if I should go there again.
On 6 Sep 2013 at 10:55pm Border Control wrote:
Apparently, the reason why antibiotics are not working is because we are using too many antibacterial cleansers which kill everything, good and bad. We need some bad ones too. There's more bacteria in our gut than anywhere and we need it ! How did we ever survive before the rating scheme ? Try and use your common sense. But I wouldn't go to either hotels anyway for all sorts of reasons.
On 7 Sep 2013 at 9:05am bastian wrote:
I heard the rating includes older style furniture to eat off, so there could be a clean kitchen but old tables.
On 7 Sep 2013 at 12:49pm EHO wrote:
If 5 star is the top rating and 0 the bottom, then take it from me the next step is closure. If an establishment has a 1 star, officially there's major improvement required, and i don't mean just new tables!
There are plenty of high rating establishments locally and thankfully not many low ones but within this there are some surprises with well regarded food businesses (Not just eating places).
On 8 Sep 2013 at 5:11pm Geoff wrote:
Well my favourite restaurant, lets call it The Peking only has a 0 and I'm very disappointed.
On 8 Sep 2013 at 5:19pm i dont live in lewes... wrote:
It should be compulsory that the hygiene score be displayed in a prominant place either as an accolade or to warn the unwary.
A hotel that scores a "0" should be closed as to keep it open is doing the public a dis-service. It makes you wonder how many souls have been made ill eating at the White Heart and similar low scoring establishments.
There is much to be said for home cooking.
Good to see some of the local pubs did well.
On 8 Sep 2013 at 5:37pm B&B Landlady wrote:
I believe that there has been some debate about making it a legal requirement to display the rating.

It's my understanding that if the inspector has any reason to believe that there was an active threat to public health then they can close the premises while improvements are made. However I'd be less than keen to eat in an establishment where the rating was very low as it shows that both the premises and the people working fall a long way short of good hygiene and safe food practice.

(Most of the B&Bs in Lewes have very high ratings, as does mine I'm glad to say!)
On 9 Sep 2013 at 1:36pm I dont live in lewes... wrote:
If public welfare is the priority it should be a quick debate. Unless the results are placed for all to see it diminishes the importance of the work done by LDC Environmental Health. Hopefully they make regular checks.
On 9 Sep 2013 at 2:30pm EHO wrote:
If you follow the link below you can type in a food establishment and town then click on that establishment to see the results. If you do this with the restaurant I think you are talking about you will see:
Their Food Hygiene and Safety is Poor
Their Structural Compliance is Bad
and Confidence in Management is Little
It's also worth looking at other food businesses not just restaurants - check out your favourite butcher etc!
Then decide where you want spend your money.

Check it out here »
On 10 Sep 2013 at 6:56am i dont live in lewes... wrote:
Christ. Looks like it's back to keeping chickens out in the garden and proper home cooking.... like the good ol' days
Good link.

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