FIGURES released by the Food Standards Agency have revealed the total number of venue across East Lancashire to score the worst and best hygiene ratings.

The Scores on the Doors ratings show that of East Lancashire's five borough's Blackburn with Darwen contained the most pubs and eateries to have scored no star or one star hygiene ratings.

Meanwhile, the Ribble Valley faired best where it came to low rankings, with no venues have earned no star or one star ratings.

The single star indicates 'major improvement required' with outlets required to improve hygiene standards and staff practices.

No stars meanwhile indicates an urgent need to improve hygiene.

It is the responsibility of the business to comply with food hygiene law at all times, however food hygiene rating scheme does not provide information on the quality of the food, customer service, culinary skill, presentation or comfort.

The Food Standards Agency found that:

  • Blackburn with Darwen contained 46 venues that had scored zero or one star ratings
  • Burnley contained 3
  • Hyndburn contained 31
  • Pendle contained 29
  • Rossendale contained 5
  • The Ribble Valley contained none

However, Blackburn with Darwen also faired the best when it came to venues awarded a five star rating.

This means that hygiene standards are excellent and fully comply with the law.

Statistics have already shown that the borough contains over 250 pubs and eateries to score the highest ratings and expanded to include all venue the total comes to 597.

Meanwhile, Hyndburn recorded the fewest five star rated venues with 358

The figures revealed:

  • Blackburn with Darwen contained 597 venues with five star hygiene ratings
  • Burnley contained 521
  • Hyndburn contained 358
  • Pendle contained 528
  • Rossendale contained 522
  • Ribble Valley contained 473

All ratings are available to view online on the Food Standard Agency’s website and were correct as of June 6 2021.