A KINGSWINFORD takeaway has been handed a new four-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

The Fat Cat sandwich shop, in Market Street, was given the score after assessment on August 9, the Food Standards Agency's website shows.

It means that of Dudley's 308 takeaways with ratings, 135 (44 per cent) have ratings of five and just two have zero ratings.

Ratings are 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 Dudley Council’s website or on the national ratings.food.gov.uk website.

The Fat Cat, which specialises in breakfasts, lunches and pulled pork sandwiches, also has a 4.7 out of five customer review rating on Google.