THE filthiest takeaways, restaurants and pubs in Trafford have been revealed.

Three of the borough's businesses received the lowest possible rating of zero for food hygiene.

A further 46 takeaways received a lowly one star rating, meaning urgent improvements are needed.

The three zero star establishments, all of which are based in Stretford, are: Pizza Point, in Kings Road and Shiva Indian Takeaway and Spice Valley, both of which are in Great Stone Road.

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Spice Valley received its zero rating when it was inspected in November.

Business owner Tariq Mahmood said the company had made a number of improvements since, and had asked to be reinspected.

Pizza Point and Shiva Indian Takeaway were approached for comment, but did not respond by the time of going to press.

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A total of 470 businesses were given a rating of five, 151 were given a rating of four, 150 received a ‘generally satisfactory’ of three, and 63 received a rating of two, meaning ‘improvement necessary’. 46 businesses received a rating of one.

Each business is given their hygiene rating by the Food Standards Agency when it is inspected by a food safety officer from Trafford Council.

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The scheme is run by local authorities and applies to restaurants, pubs, cafes, takeaways, hotels, supermarkets and other food shops. The food safety officer inspecting the business checks how well the business is meeting the law by looking at how hygienically the food is handled, the condition of the structure of the buildings, and how the business makes sure food is safe.

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Visits from the authority occur at different times and some businesses may be waiting on forthcoming inspections.

Some may have changed management or closed in the interim.

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