The Food Standards Agency runs the food hygiene rating scheme in partnership with local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Inspectors rate food venues on a scale of zero to five, with five representing ‘very good’ hygiene standards and zero outlining ‘urgent improvement’ is necessary.
The food hygiene rating is not a guide to food quality, but gives clear information about the businesses’ hygiene standards. Inspectors look at the handling of food, how food is stored, how food is prepared, the cleanliness of facilities and how food safety is managed.
And Scores on the Doors, which provides information on food hygiene ratings across the UK, gives an ‘elite’ award to businesses that have achieved three five-star ratings in a row.
Here are the eight Chinese takeaways in the Leeds City Council area with ‘elite’ status as of July 2023.