THERE are seven new names on the list of Worcester food businesses that have received a five star food hygiene ratings from health inspectors.

Ratings are judged by Food Standards Agency (FSA) inspectors over the standards in the handling of food, how food is stored, how food is prepared, cleanliness of facilities and pest control, how food safety is managed and evidence staff know about food safety.

New five-star Worcester businesses to make the list, and the date they were inspected, are:

KFC, Worcester Retail Park, Blackpole Road (June 4)

Beanies Coffee Shop, St John's (June 8)

Commandery Coffee, Sidbury (June 3)

KFC, Nunnery Way (June 4)

No 13 Emporium, The Foregate (June 3)

Phoenix House - Cedar Gardens, Bromyard Road (June 4)

Teme Court, Old Road (April 16)

A number of businesses across the area already have the highest rating from their inspections in recent years, with a full list on the FSA website

All information published is based on results on the FSA website and is correct as of June 11 2021, with inspections listed as the latest carried out.

Meanwhile we have previously reported that Happy Taste, a Chinese restaurant in Orchard Street, had been downgraded from one star to zero stars - the lowest possible rating possible, meaning urgent action is required.

The FSA is taking enforcement action against the restaurant. The FSA website continues to show the restaurant as zero stars, with the inspection from April 14 listed.

We also reported recently that Your’s Pizza Bite / Little India joins the list of one star food hygiene rated city businesses which includes Age UK Worcester And District Lunch Club in Bilford Court, Fortune House in St John’s, Groszek in Lowesmoor and Watan Supermarket in Cole Hill.