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

KFC, in Stallings Lane, Kingswinford, was handed a four-out-of-five rating after assessment on January 9.

And Yangtze Express, at Eat Central, Merry Hill, Brierley Hill, was given a score of three on January 9.

It means that of Dudley's 365 restaurants, cafes and canteens with ratings, 220 (60 per cent) have ratings of five and just one has a zero rating.

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.