York market fishmonger to pay £1,672 for food hygiene failings

A fishmonger who repeatedly failed to meet safe food standards has been ordered to pay a total £1,672 for four food hygiene offences.

Trevor Douglas (aged 62 of St Peters Court, Whitby) failed to improve hygiene standards at his stall at Shambles market for a five-year period between 2013-2017 and, at its latest inspection on 27 January 2017, the business was given a zero rating with urgent improvement required.

Food inspection scores for York care homes revealed

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Details of the scores given to 5 care homes in the York area have been published.

Each home received a score of between 0 and 2 (the lower the score the worse the result).

Details for each can be downloaded by clicking the name of the home

Barstow House (Rating 1)

Meadowfields  (Rating 2)

Somerset House (Rating 2)

Lamal Beeches  (Rating 2)

Red Lodge (Rating 1)

Scores for the (vast majority) of homes that scored over 2 have not been listed by the Council.

Eat in, take away – preferably both?

Good company, great food, Christmas crackers and all the trimmings are usually the ingredients for a great meal out during the festive season. But what about the food hygiene rating? Whatever your recipe for eating out this Christmas, make sure you choose one of the 1,604 of eateries in City of York with a rating of 3 or more.

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There are over 800 establishments in York with the highest hygiene score of 5. They include the Acomb Explore Library.

Currently there are 4 premises with a zero food hygiene rating in York.

Look out for the green and black food hygiene rating stickers displayed on windows and doors to find out how businesses in the City of York area are doing. If you can’t see a sticker, then ask staff or check online at www.food.gov.uk/ratings

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme rates food businesses on their hygiene standards, based on inspections carried out by officers from the City of York Council, Food and Safety Unit. Businesses in the area are rated on a scale ranging from 0 which means ‘urgent improvement necessary’ to a top rating of 5 which is ‘very good’.

So, whether you’re planning a festive meal out with family, friends or work colleagues or just grabbing a quick lunch when out Christmas shopping; don’t just consider the menu – make sure you check the hygiene rating too!