New food hygiene ratings have been awarded to 9 of Bury’s establishments, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows – and it’s good news for them all.

Examining food handling, the cleanliness and condition of facilities and the management of food safety, inspectors have rated 9 Bury eateries a five out of five-hygiene rating.

10 establishments have been rated in total, including five cafés, 3 takeaways and one bar.

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Five cafés including Its Time 4 Change at Manna House, Irwell Street, Fired Paint & Pot Cafe at 7 Peter Street and Costa Coffee branches at St Johns Square, and Tesco Woodfield Retail Park were given a top rating.

Costa Coffee at the Longfield Centre, Prestwich was also given a rating of five out of five.

The Duke William Inn, Ainsworth was given five out of five after an inspection in July.

Kenny's Kitchen at 328 Tottington Road, Bury, Sizzling Slice Ltd at 25a Market Street, Tottington and Grill it up at 126 Bury New Road, Whitefield all got five out of five ratings.

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Businesses are inspected by a food safety officers in three areas - food handling, cleanliness and condition of facilities and management of food safety.

Following inspection, businesses are given a rating from five to zero. Five states hygiene standards are very good and 0 means urgent improvement is needed.

Local authorities plan a programme of inspections every year and the frequency of inspections depends of potential public safety risk The time between inspections varies from six months for the highest risk businesses to two years for lower risk businesses.