5 businesses need major improvements as latest Luton and Dunstable food hygiene ratings revealed

All ratings were correct as of 6th March
A Food Standards Agency rating sticker (photo from Victoria Jones/PA Images)A Food Standards Agency rating sticker (photo from Victoria Jones/PA Images)
A Food Standards Agency rating sticker (photo from Victoria Jones/PA Images)

Five takeaways and food places across Luton, Dunstable and Houghton Regis have been told to make major improvements as the latest Food Hygiene ratings are revealed.

We're back with the roundup of the scores from the Food Standards Agency.

If you’re unsure about where to go for a meal or which takeaway to order from?

Having a look at the food hygiene rating is a good place to start.

Businesses are given a rating from 0 to 5 - and here's exactly what they mean:

  • 5 – hygiene standards are very good
  • 4 – hygiene standards are good
  • 3 – hygiene standards are generally satisfactory
  • 2 – some improvement is necessary
  • 1 – major improvement is necessary
  • 0 – urgent improvement is required

The majority of restaurants, canteens and eateries in Luton have ratings of three or higher.

Establishments like takeaways, pubs and bars are rated in three areas when they are inspected.

They are assessed on hygienic food handling – how food is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored, the cleanliness and condition of facilities and buildings and management of food safety, which looks at systems in place to make sure that food is safe to eat and if the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future.

Search our interactive table to look at the latest scores on the doors that have been handed out