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

Papa Pizza, at 11 High Street, Brierley Hill, was handed a three-out-of-five rating after assessment on September 13.

And Saporito Pizza, at 68 Windmill Hill, Cradley, Halesowen, was also given a score of three on September 13.

It means that of Dudley's 308 takeaways with ratings, 131 (43 per cent) have ratings of five and just three have zero ratings.

Ratings are published on the Food Standards Agency’s website which rates businesses from zero to five so customers can make 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 on the website.