IF you fancy a bite to eat then make sure you consult a national scheme now available in Solihull which scores the food hygiene ratings of food outlets.
Solihull Council has joined scores-on-the-doors which sees environmental health teams publishing the ratings they give food outlets following hygiene inspections.
All 850 businesses selling food in the borough have been given a rating from zero to five stars.
Zero is the lowest given by inspectors who found poor hygiene standards in kitchens, a lack of policies to comply with food safety laws and low confidence in the management team.
Five stars are awarded to outlets who have proven they are operating clean and well-run premises.
Five star ratings include Nando’s and Pizza Hut, both in Stratford Road, Shirley and Jolokia Indian Restaurant in Hockley Heath.
But The Harvester pub on Tanhouse Farm Road, Elmdon and New Dorridge Cantonese of Dorridge scored zero stars.
Coun Len Cresswell, cabinet member for safer communities, said: “Customers will now be able to make an informed choice about where they eat.”
Visit Solihull council’s website to access the scheme or go to www.scoresonthedoors.co.uk