NEW five-star food hygiene ratings have been awarded to Wyre Forest’s establishments, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows.

Top marks have been given to Forest Cafe at Forestry Commission Visitor Centre, Callow Hill, Rock, Kidderminster which was rated on June 8, and Happy Staffie Rescue at 27 Dog Lane, Bewdley, which was rated on June 5.

Simmadown at 13 Comberton Place, Kidderminster, was also given a rating of five on June 5, and The Salon in Chaddesley Corbett, on May 25.

The ratings are published on the Food Standards Agency’s website which rates businesses from zero to five so customers can make more informed choices about where to buy and eat food.

A rating of five means hygiene standards are very good, four means hygiene standards are good, three means hygiene standards are generally satisfactory, two means some improvement is necessary, a rating of one means major improvement is necessary and a rating of zero means urgent improvement is required.