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Monday, 28 July 2014

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Standards praised as stars awarded after food checks

FORTY-FOUR Copeland businesses were visited in the latest round of food hygiene inspections – with 30 receiving the maximum five stars.

By Mark White

Also during January and February, 11 received four stars and three received three.

Cafés in Copeland were highly rated with the Golden Lion café, Haven Café and La Venue – all in Whitehaven – receiving five stars. Woodland Tea Rooms, Santon Bridge, also received five stars and Cleator Moor’s Scoffs four.

Schools in Copeland all reported a clean bill of health with all but one receiving full marks.

Five stars went to Waberthwaite Centre of Excellence School, Hensingham Primary School, Lowca Community School, Distington Community School, St Begh’s Junior School, Playroom Day Nursery, St Bridget’s Centre of Excellence School, Playroom Day Nursery and Rascals Pre-school Nursery. Mayfield School, Hensingham, received three.

Takeaways in Whitehaven had mainly positive results. Cottage Chippy and La’al Tattie Bar both scored the maximum five stars. Jasmine Palace, Chattanooga Flame Grill Takeaway and The La’al Indian received four stars. Quality Pizza received three.

Hotels, restaurants and care homes scored highly with no scores lower than four stars.

Zest, Zest Habourside, The Kings Arms, Bethany House and Glenard, all from Whitehaven, scored five stars. Low Wood Hall Hotel, Seascale, and Stanley House, Boot, also both scored five. Howgate Hotel and Richmond, Whitehaven, both scored four, as did Bailey Ground Hotel, Seascale, The Bridge Inn, Holmrook, and The Eyrie, Moresby Parks.

Supermarkets and local stores also saw some high scores with all but one receiving five stars.

Asda, Tesco and Wils Hambling butchers, all Whitehaven, scored five. Big Horse Gift and Gear, Millom, and Eskdale Stores and Post Office also received five stars. Poundland, in Whitehaven, received four stars.

Elsewhere, Whartons Garage Ltd and Mr T’s Ices, both Millom, The Bake House, Seascale, and Nobles Amusements, Whitehaven, all received five stars. Seascale Pharmacies received four stars and Rob’s Ices, Egremont received three.

Copeland Council uses the rating system to allow people to easily see the standard of hygiene at food businesses.

Under the system, businesses are assessed for their compliance with hygiene, confidence in food hygiene management and structural compliance.

Scores of all of the food businesses in Copeland can be found at www.scoresonthedoors.org.uk.

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