It seems we can happily tuck into a takeaway in Eastbourne, knowing it’s been prepared in good kitchens.
A new study has revealed the average food hygiene rating of good (4) or very good (5) in the town is 82.2% - well above the national average for the 355 UK council districts, of 71.9%.
The Food Standards Agency website holds the data from inspections carried out by each local authority under the Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme. Every business that serves food is awarded with a hygiene rating between 0 and 5 following an inspection.
60.3% of the 73 takeaways and sandwich shops in Eastbourne had the top rating of 5, which was also well above the national average of 49.4%. Furthermore, there were no premises rated 0 at their last inspection.
Linda Firth, Director at LoveMyVouchers.co.uk added, “The study was conducted to raise awareness about the importance of food hygiene ratings, as they are not always obvious for takeaways, particularly in England. Many of the top food ordering websites do not currently display the ratings, so customers need to be mindful of this when placing an order.”