5-STAR FOOD HYGIENE RATINGS FOR ISLAND BUSINESSES

It’s 5 stars all around in the latest batch of food hygiene inspections on the Isle of Wight as inspectors dish out the top rating for 12 establishments – plus a 4 star for a previously poorly graded takeaway in Lake.

Between April and June, Isle of Wight Council environmental health officers carried out the food hygiene inspections leading to the highest awards.

Following a period of pause over the height of the COVID pandemic last year officers are catching up carrying out the many examinations.

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As well as 5 star ratings for a number of Island businesses, 4 stars have been awarded to Lake Kebab House. The establishment was previously awarded 0 stars.

LB’s Boardwalk Cafe, Sandown – 5/5 (Very Good)

The cafe on Sandown Pier has maintained its high standards, having received a ‘very good’ mark in May 2018 after a 2/5 ‘improvement necessary’ rating in October 2016.

Hygienic food handling: Good
Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Good
Management of food safety:  Very good

The Beach Hut, Shanklin – 5/5 (Very Good)

Since it opened, the hut on Shanklin Esplanade has retained its 5/5 rating through all of its food hygiene inspections.

Hygienic food handling: Very good
Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Very good
Management of food safety: Very good

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Sizzlers, Ryde – 5/5 (Very Good)

The burger van in Nicholson Road, Ryde has managed to secure a top food hygiene rating again and has done in all of its inspections dating back to 2014.

Hygienic food handling: Very good
Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Good
Management of food safety: Very Good

Sandham Gardens Kiosk, Sandown – 5/5 (Very Good)

Inspected in May, the kiosk on Culver Parade received top marks across all three areas of the inspection.

Hygienic food handling: Very good
Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Very good
Management of food safety: Very good

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Skynet Kiosk, Sandown – 5/5 (Very Good)

Skynet, joining Sandham Gardens on Culver Parade, has got a refreshment kiosk serving up the highest food hygiene standards across all inspection areas.

Hygienic food handling: Very good
Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Very good
Management of food safety: Very good

Summer Arcade Gift / Paper Shop, Shanklin – 5/5 (Very Good)

The retailers in Shanklin Esplanade were given the highest possible rating, with high scores across all three inspection areas.

Hygienic food handling: Very good
Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Very good
Management of food safety: Very good

Toppings, Shanklin – 5/5 (Very Good)

On Shanklin Esplanade, the ice cream parlour has been given the top food hygiene rating after an inspection in May.

Hygienic food handling: Good
Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Very good
Management of food safety: Good

The Link Kiosk, Cowes – 5/5 (Very Good)

Next to the Floating Bridge, on the West Cowes side, the cafe has scored highly across the three inspection areas to get its ‘very good’ rating.

Hygienic food handling: Very good
Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Very good
Management of food safety: Very good

The Food Hamper, Cowes – 5/5 (Very Good)

The cafe on Cowes High Street has improved its food hygiene rating from January 2019 when it received a four, ‘good’.

Hygienic food handling: Very good
Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Very good
Management of food safety: Good

Rosalie’s, Cowes – 5/5  (Very Good)

The shop at the top of Cowes High Street was inspected in May and awarded the highest food hygiene rating, after scoring high in two of the three areas.

Hygienic food handling: Very good
Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Very good
Management of food safety: Good

Poundland, Cowes – 5/5 (Very Good)

The newest Poundland store on the Island, on Cowes High Street, was inspected shortly after it opened and has been given the highest food hygiene rating.

Hygienic food handling: Very good
Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Very good
Management of food safety: Very good

Fountain Inn, Cowes – 5/5 (Very Good)

In their latest inspection, the Inn on Cowes High Street has reached its highest rating since September 2014. It received a 1/5 (major improvement necessary) rating in July 2017 and the establishment has had two 3/5 ratings since then, continuing its improvement.

Hygienic food handling: Very good
Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Good
Management of food safety: Good

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