Thirty-six premises that prepare and serve food across Slough have been awarded a five star food hygiene rating – the highest possible rating – in the latest round of inspections.The ratings are a snapshot of the standards of food hygiene found at the time of inspection by the council’s food safety team. It is the responsibility of the business to comply with food hygiene law at all times.
•handling of food
•how food is stored
•how food is prepared
•cleanliness of facilities
•how food safety is managed
At the inspection officers will also check the following three elements:
•how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
•the physical condition of the business –including cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation, pest control and other facilities
•how the business manages ways of keeping food safe, looking at processes, training and systems to ensure good hygiene is maintained
The officer can then assess the level of confidence in standards being maintained in the future.
The hygiene standards are then rated on a scale. Five is top of the scale, this means the hygiene standards are very good and fully comply with the law. Zero is at the bottom of the scale, meaning urgent improvement is necessary. A food hygiene sticker with the rating can be displayed in the premises and linked to their website.
The 36 join a more than 300 food establishments in the borough that already have a hygiene rating of five.
Cllr Pavitar K Mann, cabinet member for planning and regulation, said: “I am pleased that so many premises have been awarded with a food hygiene rating of five.
“We know that food hygiene standards are important to our residents. Food hygiene standards are assessed by the council’s food and safety team in conjunction with the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, to show how hygienic and safe premises that serve food are.
“The ratings can help give the public confidence about the places they choose to buy and consume cooked food from, knowing that they have been inspected and they are complying with food hygiene law.
“I congratulate those premises that have received a rating of five and urge any other businesses who wish to improve their ratings to make full use of the specialist advice and guidance available to them.”
The 36 private and public premises in Slough borough to have achieved a rating of five in November and December 2019 are as follows:
Peri Chicken, Bath Road
Marish Primary School
Subway, Buckingham Ave
Pioneer Educational Trust , Grove Academy
Slough & Eton CoE College Canteen
Waterfall Elior (Taylor Shaw|) at St Marys CE Primary School
Windsor Care Centre
Reach Ltd, Lower Cippenham Lane
Priestley Bakers Ltd
BP Connect, Brands Hill
Holy Family RC School, Langley
Foxborough Primary School
Caterlink Ltd, East Berkshire College, Langley
Lynch Hill Primary School
Restaurant Associates at Reckitt Benckiser
James Elliman Academy
Favourites Dessert Lounge
Sodexho Food Services at Masterfoods
BP Rontec, Colnbrook by-pass
The Long Barn
Oratory Day Nursery
Costa Coffee, Liverpool Road
Budgens Stores, Harrow Market
Baxter Storey Ltd at Travelport
Toad Hall Nursery
Wexham Bowls Club
Western House Primary School
Baxter Storey at UCB
George Golden Pie
One premises remained at a zero rating following an inspection, Sabar Brothers Meats Ltd, Upton Lea Parade, Slough.
Ratings for all food premises can be checked at http://ratings.food.gov.uk/
Free guidance for food businesses is available at https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance and further advice is available at http://www.slough.gov.uk/business/environmental-health/food-hygiene-and-safety.aspx.