23 May 2013
An area of south-east London is home to a number of the worst-performing food outlets in the country for hygiene standards, it has emerged.
Six of the 10 worst postcodes for food hygiene standards were located in Bexley, according to an investigation by Which?, the consumer group.
Almost half of the eateries in the worst-performing postcode of all – DA7 – were rated as lower than “generally satisfactory”, the findings reveal.
But there was good news for diners in the B35 area of Birmingham, where none of the food outlets inspected were labelled less than “generally satisfactory”.
Across England, Northern Ireland and Wales as a whole, around one in five (18%) La Tascas in the study were rated as less than “generally satisfactory”.
The same was true at almost a third (29%) of the Chicken Cottage outlets in the investigation, one in four (26%) Dixy Chickens and over one in 10 (13%) Little Chefs.
However, some other big high street names – including Carluccio’s, Eat, Marriot Hotels, Premier Inn and Zizzi – received no poor ratings at all.
Copyright Press Association 2013