Food hygiene ratings for Sussex food outlets revealed
Is your food safe?
Whether it’s mozzarella sticks at East Slope, a 14 inch pizza at Eat Central, or a chicken fillet burger with chips at Falmer, students are spoilt for choice with what they can eat.
Wanting to make sure that all of the food was safe and fit for consumption, we looked at the hygiene ratings for the food outlets registered on Sussex campus.
The Food Standard Agency (FSA), those responsible for conducting inspection, look out for how hygienically the food is handled, the condition of the structure of the building, and how the business manages what it does to make sure food is safe.
The end result is then figured out through a combination of these factors. On a scale from 0-5, anything that ranks two or lower has failed their inspection.
Below are the results for all of the registered food outlets within Sussex campus on the FSA’s website
The results (from lowest to highest):
Pearls bubble tea: 2/5 last inspected 23rd February 2016
The Co-op: 3/5 last inspected 27th October 2015
East Slope Bar: 4/5 last inspected 24th May 2016
Jubilee Cafe: 4/5 last inspected 30th June 2016
Dine Central 5/5 last inspected 27th October 2015
Eat Central and Street Food Van: 5/5 last inspected 30th June 2016
Arts Piazza: 5/5 last inspected 10th June 2014
Bridge Cafe: 5/5 last inspected 9th February 2016
Dhaba Cafe: 5/5 9th February 2016
Doctor’s Orders Cafe: 5/5 last inspected 25th February 2016
Falmer Bar: 5/5 last inspected 24th May 2016
IDS Cafe: 5/5 last inspected 7th January 2015
Library Cafe: 5/5 last inspected 25th February 2016
Union Shop: 5/5 last inspected 30th June 2016
An investigation in September 2016 found that 4 per cent of Brighton food outlets had failed their hygiene inspections. This mean that 32 out of the 668 registered food outlets at that time had failed.
To find the full list of food outlets and their hygiene ratings in the Brighton and Hove area, click here.
When we approached the union for a response, a spokesperson replied: “We are proud of very high food standards ratings, especially in Falmer bar and the Union shop.”
“We had assumed that Bubble Tea would get the same score in May but this was not applied due to miscommunication that the City Council recognised. The City Council have since agreed to come out to revisit the outlet free of charge and we anticipate that Bubble tea will get a 5/5 score this time given that the structural issues have been addressed and there were no other issues.”