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Bexley lovebirds urged to check restaurant ratings

PUBLISHED: 17:34 05 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:34 05 February 2013

Bexley lovebirds are being encouraged to check the food hygiene ratings of the borough's restaurants before booking a celebratory meal for next Thursday.

The Food Standards Agency lists the latest ratings and inspections results for most establishments.

It checks how well the business is meeting the law by looking at: how hygienically the food is handled, the condition of the buildings and how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.

A rating of zero is the lowest a restaurant can be given, with five being the highest.

Bexley Council’s cabinet member for the environment and public realm Cllr Gareth Bacon said: “We’ve all seen horror stories on television shows about filth and dangerous practices in some restaurants, that can lead to customers becoming ill.

“At this time of year, many couples choose to go out for a meal to celebrate. We want to make sure our residents are making informed choices about where to go, and that the food is as safe as possible for them to eat.”

“We’ve all seen horror stories on TV shows about filth and dangerous practices in some restaurants, that can lead to customers becoming ill.”

Visit www.food.gov.uk/ratings for more information.

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