STAFF at a popular curry house are celebrating after being recognised for achieving 'triple five' food hygiene ratings.

Spennells Takeaway at Warbler Place in Kidderminster are delighted with the accolade from Worcestershire Regulatory Services, describing it as a "significant milestone in our commitment to excellence."

The award is presented when a food business has been handed three five-star food hygiene ratings in a row. The 'triple five' scheme was introduced to acknowledge that running a food business is a "complex task with constantly changing demands."

Business owner Tazul Islam said he was "very proud" of the achievement. 

His son, Shekul Islam, who also works at the takeaway, said: "A massive congratulations to our staff. 

"We've had the five-star for about 15 years now. 

"Massive credit to everybody that put a shift in every year".

Last year, the restaurant, which was established more than 25 years ago, won the 'Best Takeaway' category at the Curry Life Awards 2023. 

Tazul Islam started the family business with his brother, Modossir Islam, transforming an empty shop at Warbler Place into a takeaway for the area.

Over time, the takeaway has been recognised for its high standards, great food and consistent 5-star health and safety 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.