Food hygiene: The lowest rated restaurants and takeaways in Harehills, Leeds

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These are the cafes, restaurants, takeaways and convenience stores with the poorest food hygiene ratings in Harehills.

There are 30 businesses serving food in the Leeds suburb that have a rating that means their hygiene practices require improvement.

Click for our list of the nine Leeds businesses with zero-star food hygiene ratings

Each rating is taken directly from the food.gov website and is based on the latest inspection published on the government’s food ratings website, whenever that inspection was carried out.

One, Al-Hayat Groceries on Harehills Road, has a rating of zero stars - the lowest available - while 12 have one-star ratings. The remainder have been awarded two stars.

The Leeds businesses with one-star food hygiene ratings

Bucovina and Yorkshire Fried Chicken, which both have one-star certificates, and Chopan, which has a two-star rating, are not included on the gallery above.

Most of the businesses inspected by the Food Standards Agency are located on the main thoroughfares of Harehills Lane, Harehills Road and Roundhay Road.

Each business is given their hygiene rating when it is inspected by a food safety officer from the local authority. The officer checks how well the business is meeting the law by looking at:

- How hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored

- The condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities

- How the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe

At the end of the inspection, the business is given one of the six ratings from 0-5. The top rating means that the business was found to have ‘very good’ hygiene standards. Any business should be able to reach this top rating.

Ratings of two or below mean urgent or major improvements are required.

You can check the ratings of any business at food.gov/ratings

Click on the gallery above to see images of the 27 Harehills businesses rated two stars or below.

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