Research conducted by LondonCleaningSystem.co.uk has revealed the hygiene ratings of independent fast-food and takeaway outlets within a one-mile radius of 22 different towns and cities across the UK.
Fast-food and takeaway outlets have become a staple feature of many towns and city centres across the UK. Aside from the convenience and price of fast food, it’s often the ambience and authenticity that these outlets embody that entices customers. With such ‘influences’ swaying customers, they often overlook or forget to consider the hygiene and cleanliness of the outlets they choose to eat from.
LondonCleaningSystem.co.uk identified pizza, kebab, chicken, Chinese, Indian, and fish and chips as the most popular cuisines for fast-food and takeaway as the base for its study. The hygiene ratings for each outlet were verified using the Food Standards Agency website.
Overall a total of 643 independent fast-food and takeaway outlets were reviewed for the research. The findings revealed that eight out the 22 towns and cities reviewed have at least one independent fast-food and takeaway outlet within a one-mile radius of the city centre that has a hygiene rating of ‘0 - Urgent Improvement Necessary’.
Astonishingly, major cities such as Birmingham, Leicester and Manchester have a high proportion of independent outlets within a one-mile radius of their city centres that have a hygiene rating of ‘1-Major Improvement Necessary’. Moreover, in cities like Leeds and Norwich, most of the fast-food outlets have a hygiene rating of ‘3 - Generally Satisfactory’.
Filip Mijatov, managing director of LondonCleaningSystem.co.uk, said: “Whilst the majority of independent fast-food and takeaway outlets are excelling at maintaining hygiene at the heart of their operations, there are many others which are failing to do so. With consumers putting a lot of faith and consciously supporting their independent outlets to thrive, hygiene should certainly be a high priority. Independent outlets should repay the faith by ensuring all aspects of their processes are carefully monitored and thoroughly looked after to constantly achieve high standards. Consumers obviously expect the quality of food and condition of the outlets they eat from to be at the very least satisfactory, those outlets failing to even meet this basic level should be actively working hard to improve their standards.”Visit: http://www.londoncleaningsystem.co.uk