Over 70 businesses in Bristol, United Kingdom given zero star rating for food hygiene
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
76 businesses in Bristol, United Kingdom have been given zero stars out of a possible five, for food hygiene, by the food department of Bristol City Council. This is considerably higher than the number of 0 star ratings awarded by neighboring councils. The scores, which are collected by inspectors from the council, are displayed on a website funded by the UK government.
Restaurants including Spice Out Tandoori on Wellington Hill West and Taste of India in the largely up-market area of Clifton have been presented with a zero star rating, in addition to restaurants like the Family Kebab House in Fishponds.
The owners of one of the restaurants on the list defended his restaurant. He said "we [workers at the restaurant] were visited before Christmas and have done what we had to do, which was to put up a new shelf and do some minor cleaning."
Customers of these businesses have told Wikinews that they are unconcerned by the changes. One, a customer of the Spice Out Tandoori, told Wikinews that they "have no issues with the food" and that they "will continue to get my [the customer's] food here."
Some businesses were however, awarded with a five star award. One of these was Waitrose on Northumbria Drive, Henleaze. A customer there told Wikinews that it is "reassuring" to find out the shop received a five star award for food hygiene.
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