Revealed: The Dacorum businesses with the worst food hygiene ratings
These restaurants, cafes, takeaways and businesses in Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring and wider Dacorum have all been given a one or less hygiene rating by the Food Standards Agency.
All but three of the 30 businesses with a hygiene rating of one or zero were inspected in 2017.
Some of the businesses listed may have since closed or be under new management.
Each business is given their hygiene rating when it is inspected by a food safety officer from the business’s local authority. The inspection criteria include:
- 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.