NEW food hygiene ratings have been awarded to two Dudley borough chip shops, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows.

Swan Chippy, in Sandfield Road, Wordsley, was handed a three-out-of-five rating after assessment on August 31.

And Mandy's Tasty Plaice, at Commonside, Pensnett, was also given a score of three on August 25.

It means that of Dudley's 307 takeaways with ratings, 132 (43 per cent) have ratings of five and just three have zero 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 Dudley Council’s website or on the national website.