FORTY-FIVE businesses have received top marks from food hygiene inspectors since the start of the year.

Worcester City Council has given five out of five stars to 45 businesses that handle food on their premises and were inspected since January this year, with the results published on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website.

Ratings are judged by inspectors on 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.

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


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All information is based on results published on the FSA website as of June 26.

Meanwhile there were two new names on the list of one-star food businesses inspected since January.

l. Age UK Worcester And District Lunch Club, in Bilford Court Southdown Road, is marked as one-star after being inspected on February 26.

l. Groszek, in Lowesmoor, is also rated with one-star, after inspectors visited the business on January 30.

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

  1. ICYBAO, Sansome Street Worcester (June 18)
  2. Caffe Bolero, St Nicholas Street (February 13)
  3. Caffe Nero, Broad Street (March 10)
  4. St Peters Fish Bar, Abbotsbury Court (January 30)
  5. McDonalds, Blackpole Retail Park Blackpole (February 24)
  6. Poppins Day Nursery, Alexander Road St Johns (January 6)
  7. Ruby Cantonese Restaurant, Bransford Road (January 30)
  8. Slug & Lettuce, The Cross (January 8)
  9. Subway, The Cross (January 8)
  10. Teme Court, Old Road (January 27)
  11. St Richards Hospice, Wildwood Drive Spetchley (January 8)
  12. The Blackpole Inn, Blackpole Road (March 18)
  13. Timberdine Harvester Inn, The Timberdine Bath Road (February 25)
  14. KFC, Hornhill Road (March 5)
  15. Postal Order, Foregate Street (March 6)
  16. Amie's Sandwich Bar, Countrywide Trading Estate Sheriff Street Worcester (March 9)
  17. Pret A Manger, High Street (January 6)
  18. Premier Inn Worcester City Centre, County Ground New Road (February 10)
  19. Allington Play-Tec At Worcester College Of Technology, Deansway (March 12)
  20. Cafe@The Park, Latimer Court Care Home, Latimer Court Darwin Avenue (January 20)
  21. Charles Hastings Education Centre, Worcestershire Royal Hospital Charles Hastings Way (January 13)
  22. Class Catering At Cranham Primary School, Tetbury Drive Warndon (January 17)
  23. Compass Group At Sainsbury Shire Park, Wainwright Road (January 14)
  24. Curry Hut, Upper Tything (February 24)
  25. Donnellys Fish & Chips, Bromwich Road (March 4)
  26. Duckworth Catering Pod, Heart Of Worcestershire College Duckworth Engineering Building Units A B & C Central Park (March 3)
  27. Elior @ Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd, Badgeworth Drive (January 17)
  28. Em's Kitchen, Private address: registered with Worcester City local authority (June 7)
  29. Good Roots At Worcester Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street (April 2)
  30. Incredible India, St Johns Worcester (March 18)
  31. Inspire Neurocare, Oldbury Road (May 6)
  32. Just Joe's, Private address: registered with Worcester City local authority (February 11)
  33. Krowka Delicatessen, St Martins Quarter Silver Street (February 13)
  34. Powick Kebab, Layby Between Hams Way And Malvern A449 Roundabout (May 6)
  35. Regency High School, Carnforth Drive Warndon (January 10)
  36. Royal Voluntary Service At Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way (January 12)
  37. Smokey Dough Pizza, Private address: registered with Worcester City local authority (February 7)
  38. St Josephs Catering At St Josephs Catholic Primary School, Chedworth Drive (January 14)
  39. The Shake Shack, Private address: registered with Worcester City local authority (April 7)
  40. Top Nosh Cafe, Blackpole Road (January 14)
  41. Wishing Well Nursery, School Bungalow Bilford Road (February 6)
  42. Worcester City In Patients Timberdine Unit, Timberdine Close (January 20)
  43. Worcester Grill, Gregorys Mill Street (April 14)
  44. Your's Pizza Bite / Little India, Ronkswood Hill (May 22)
  45. Malvern Catering Services At Dines Green Primary School, Tudor Way (March 5)

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