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FOOD safety and hygiene inspectors for Ratemyplace have been out again, visiting establishments and eateries in recent weeks.

The Red Lion, of Church Lane in Checkley received an impressive five out of a possible five stars.
Inspectors left little negative feedback in a report, stating that the cleanliness of the drink dispenser and ice machine were the only concerns.
The inspection focused only on ‘wet-sales’ due to the pub only serving drinks after opening again recently, no food can be purchased on the premises as the kitchen is currently closed.
The Three Tuns Inn, of Cheadle Road in Uttoxeter, were next to receive a visit from inspectors which resulted in feedback of three stars out of a possible five.
The report stated concerns regarding a lack of hand soap at the kitchen wash hand basin, although provided during their visit inspectors noted that materials for cleaning hands should be readily available.
Although the establishment provides a limited food service, staff must be provided with a food safety management system, which could not be proven at the last inspection.
S&M Cornish Pasties, of Cheadle, received five out of five stars, with outstanding results in food hygiene and safety, structure and cleaning as well as confidence in management.
La Bella Barista, a mobile coffee van, in Uttoxeter, which received five out of five stars after an inspection on Wednesday 24th May resulted in a report concluding no concerns or issues raised by the inspector at the time of visiting.
Great Wood Primary School in Tean got a visit by the local food hygiene inspectors on Monday 12th June.
The report awarded the school five out of five stars, with comments including: “I was pleased to note that the standards currently being achieved are well above average for this type of business.
“You are to be congratulated and I trust these high standards will be maintained.”
Draycott in the Clay Post Office and Stores were also paid a visit from inspectors on the same day, with a report concluding another five out of five stars.
The establishment was praised for the allergen information on offer for customers, with the majority of food sold, covered.
Marchington Village Shop, of Church Lane was also inspected on Monday 12th June, with a result of four out of a possible five stars.
The report concluded a number of small issues, including cobwebs in the corner of the storeroom and egg custards which had been stored past the use by date.
Access to allergen information was praised, with the majority of food being presented with all ingredients labelled clearly.
Consall Hall at Consall Lane, near Wetley Rocks received five out of five stars after their inspection on Friday 23rd June, with a report stating no concerns or issues to resolve.
St Marys Mount Residential Care, at Holly Road, Uttoxeter, were paid a visit from inspectors on Wednesday 5th July and received feedback of five out of five stars.
The report concluded no issues or concerns, only that the ‘Safer Food Better Business’ folder and check list should be maintained, along with correct staff training.
The Barn Inn, of Stubby Lane in Marchington were inspected on the same day and got the same result of five out of five possible stars.
The issues raised in the report included the condition of the ice machine, with a note to clean the inside, the flaps and underside, immediately.
There was also blood stains in the bottom of a double freezer where raw meat had been stored.
The latest to come under the scrutiny of inspectors was Kingsley and Froghall Tea Rooms, located at Churnet Valley Railway’s Froghall Railway Station.
The establishmenth was awarded the top score of five out of five stars.
On Wednesday 5th July, First Steps Pre School, in Main Street, Rocester, were paid a visit.
The school for little ones was awarded four out of five possible stars.
A report was not published online detailing any issues, concerns or praises.
Ratemyplace is a partnership between the majority of Staffordshire local authorities to publish details of food safety inspection reports and hygiene rating scores across the county.
Ratemyplace has aligned itself with the national food hygiene rating scheme, which is calculated by taking into account how hygienic the premises are, whether they take into account of recognised food hygiene practices and how much confidence the inspector has in the management to keep their premises up to standard.
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