THE filthiest takeaways in Radcliffe have been revealed.

A total of six businesses have been ordered to improve following inspections by the Food Standards Agency.

Three were slapped with the lowest possible hygiene ratings. Blue Chutney, Jubilee Chip shop and The Coffee Shop were all given a zero hygiene rating in their latest inspections.

In September, Blue Chutney, which is based in Blackburn Street, was issued with an emergency prohibition order, forcing it to shut temporarily, after Bury Council deemed it to pose ‘an imminent risk of injury to health’.

It came after inspectors discovered an ‘extensive’ rat infestation, including droppings and smear marks in the kitchen and food preparation area.

The Indian takeaway has since been revisited and allowed to reopen, however, its zero rating still stands.

When approached, they declined to comment.

Meanwhile, Jubilee chip shop, in Ainsworth Road, received its rating following a visit in March of last year.

Inspectors reported concerns about the lack of a documented food safety management system, as well as pest control and proofing, general hygiene, structure, and staff training.

A spokesman for the business said they have since asked for a reinspection, which is yet to take place.

The Coffee Shop, which is based in Church Street West in Radcliffe town centre, declined to comment.

Three Radcliffe businesses were also give a one star hygiene rating, meaning improvements are needed.

They are Bar-B-Q Land, Stand Lane; Grill Kingz, Cross Lane; and Irwells Coffee Shop, Irwell Bank Farm, Bury Road.

A total of 375 businesses across the area were given a rating of five, 71 were given a rating of four, 52 received a ‘generally satisfactory’ of three, and five received a rating of two, meaning ‘improvement necessary’. 31 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 Bury Council.

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.

* DON'T MISS: Next month we will look at the hygiene ratings of all food outlets across Bolton borough. To read how Bolton's takeaways did last time, click here.