NEW food hygiene ratings have been awarded to three Kidderminster chip shops, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows – and it’s good news for them all.

Stel's Chippy on Sutton Road, Bewdley Road Chippy on Bewdley Road, and Cookley Fisheries on Bridge Road, Cookley, have all been awarded five-star ratings following recent inspections.

It means that of Wyre Forest's 93 similar establishments with ratings, 45 have ratings of five and none have zero ratings.

The ratings have been 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.

People can see the results of all food hygiene inspections via the FSA website or on the national website.