Five-star showing in food hygiene ratings

Lisa Turner of Purple Pig Sandwich Bar
Lisa Turner of Purple Pig Sandwich Bar
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Eateries across Leyland have once again produced a five-star service after going under the watchful eye of food hygiene inspectors.

Establishments throughout the town have been graded for the ‘scores on doors’ scheme with 53 eating places awarded the coveted five-star rating.

The impressive score of 53 is a slight drop on last year’s ratings which saw 55 awarded the top rating.

But four places were branded only good enough for a one-star rating on the Food Standards Agency

website, meaning major improvement is necessary.

Two eating places were given two stars, which means improvement is necessary.

One of Leyland’s newest eating establishments, Purple Pig Sandwich bar, in Turpin Green Lane, received the coveted ‘very good’ top score, and owner Lisa Turner was delighted that all her hard work paid off with a fine rating.

She said: “The shop used to sell fireworks, so I had to do plenty of changes as the walls were a thick black colour.

“I worked closely with South Ribble Council and they were very helpful.

“It was a relief as you are waiting for the inspectors to come especially when you first open, but the rating shows all the hard work we have put in.

“We purposely have a set-up where customers can see us preparing, as it’s vital they can see what is being made.

“All of our stations are out at the front. I put myself in the customer’s shoes – you don’t want to eat at a dirty place.”

But some managers who scored low under the scheme slammed the scoring