Almost a third of Bexley food businesses failing in food hygiene

PUBLISHED: 09:18 08 August 2013 | UPDATED: 09:18 08 August 2013

Almost a third of Bexley food businesses require some sort of hygiene improvement according to figures from the Food Standard Agency.

Of 792 outlets in the borough, 263 received either two stars or less and of that figure 51 premises received a rating of zero - meaning urgent improvement is necessary.

A spokesperson for Bexley Council said: “The responsibility for ensuring food safety and compliance with food safety law lies solely with the business.

“When inspecting premises Bexley’s focus is on that premises alone, rather than the borough’s final accumulative figure.

“There has been an on-going improvement in business awareness of the scheme and the food hygiene scores that have been awarded since the scheme was launched in Bexley last year, with ratings being awarded to an additional 160 businesses since April 2012.”

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