CAFES pubs, restaurants and takeaways across Dorset have been handed new food hygiene ratings recently.   

A Dorset chippy which has been told ‘major improvement is necessary’ and a garden centre with a ‘good’ rating are included in this week’s round up. 

Each week, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) inspects businesses across the country, assessing hygiene and safety, structural compliance and confidence in management.     

Across the UK, every food outlet including convenience stores, restaurants, hospitals and care homes are given a hygiene rating.      

What each hygiene rating means: 

0 - Urgent improvement necessary 

1 - Major improvement necessary  

2 - Some improvement necessary  

3 - Hygiene standards generally satisfactory      

4 - Hygiene standards good       

5 - Hygiene standards very good        

Here is a roundup of scores given by the FSA this week: 

Rated 1: 

Amys Traditional Takeaway, a fish and chip shop in Ivy Cross, Shaftesbury was the score on September 27.  

Rated 3: 

Subway, in Ivy Cross, Shaftesbury was handed a three-out-of-five rating after assessment on September 27. 

Rated 4: 

Orchard Park Garden Centre, in Shaftesbury Road, Gillingham was given the score after assessment on September 26