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

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 4: 

Canford Nest, in Culliford Crescent, Poole was handed a four-out-of-five rating after assessment on January 3. 

Iford Tandoori, a takeaway in Castle Parade, Bournemouth was also given a score of four on January 3. 

Rated 5:  

Domino’s Pizza in St Thomas Street, Lymington was rated on February 5 

Mines a Pasty in High Street, Lymington was rated on February 5