A NEW food hygiene rating has been awarded to a Halesowen takeaway, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows.

China Chef, a Chinese takeaway in Grammar School Lane, was given a score of four out of five after an assessment on December 6.

The ratings have been published on the Food Standards Agency’s website which rates businesses in the hospitality and catering trade 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 for outlets across the borough via Dudley Council’s website or on the national ratings.food.gov.uk website.