Food served at Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre has received a clean bill of health from the government watchdog.
Research by getwestlondon shows that all but one of the shopping centre’s food outlets have received the highest hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
The FSA works with local authorities, in this case Ealing London Borough Council , to ensure food businesses comply with hygiene laws and carry out inspections.
Its hygiene ratings reflect the standards found at the time of inspection. Businesses can appeal their rating, or ask for a reinspection after taking the recommended steps.
Browne’s Old Sweet Shop and Shake Bar is the lowest-rated food outlet at the centre, with a score of three out of five.
This means that food hygiene at the restaurant was classed as “generally satisfactory” when it was inspected on January 18, 2016.
getwestlondon tried to contact Browne’s for comment, but is yet to receive a reply.
We also asked Ealing Council for details of the inspector’s report on Browne’s, but have not yet received a response.
All other food outlets at the Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre have achieved a rating of five out of five, meaning their food hygiene standards were classed as “very good”.
There is also a Boots store in the centre, which is classed by the FSA as being exempt from a food hygiene rating.
Exemptions apply to businesses that are considered to pose a low risk to people’s health in terms of food safety.
Exempt businesses are inspected by a food safety officer but they are not given a rating.