There are 12 places in Kirklees that currently have a zero out of five rating for food hygiene.
A year on from our last report, we've taken another look at the council's hygiene ratings to see which businesses received a zero rating — and which eateries have improved their score since their last inspection.
There are 12 zero-rated establishments in Kirklees — nine in Huddersfield, one in Holmfirth, one in Batley and one in Liversedge.
What does a zero rating mean?
Zero ratings are given by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) if inspectors have observed failures including an infestation of vermin, or serious amounts of rubbish and filth.
According to the FSA, businesses that score zero tend to have a history of serious problems and are likely to be performing poorly in the three areas food safety officers inspect, which are:
How hygienically food is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored.
The cleanliness, layout, lighting and ventilation of the building.
The systems in place to make sure food is safe for consumption.
Use the searchable tool below to see which food premises have a zero rating for hygiene from the Food Standards Agency.
Zero-rated premises in Kirklees:
31-33 Zetland Street, Huddersfield
The Examiner made repeated attempts to contact Arabian Lounge for comment but no one was available.
Big Fellas Pizzeria
147 St John's Road, Birkby
Manager Naveed Hamid said at the time of the inspection there was a problem with one of the pizzeria's fridges, which has now been rectified.
Unit 1, Huddersfield Bus Station
No contact details were available for Chicken Express.
Clayton Fisheries (recently reinspected and given three-star rating)
13 High Street, Clayton West
Manager Mark Aveyard said the premises had been inspected around three weeks ago and awarded a three-star rating. He said at the time of the inspection last April, there was an issue surrounding paperwork and staff training certificates which had now been rectified.
Stall 188, Queensgate Market
No contact details were available for Ghulam's Grill.
Maxi's Fast Food
137 Upper Commercial Street, Batley
The Examiner made repeated attempts to contact Maxi's Fast Food for comment but no one was available.
71 Dunford Road, Holmfirth
The Examiner contacted Medina Takeaway but staff did not wish to comment.
3-5 Leeds Road, Littletown, Liversedge
Manager Ken Fan said Peking Duck had worked with Environmental Health to resolve the issues raised by the FSA and was awaiting another inspection.
17 Westgate, Huddersfield
The Examiner contacted the Wellington but no one was available for comment.
Wei Wei Chinese Restaurant
12 St Peter's Street, Huddersfield
Manager Wei Zhang said: "We're ready for another inspection. When the Food Standards Agency visited I was on holiday, and my chef couldn't answer all of their questions. Our kitchen and restaurant were clean, but the chef couldn't answer their questions. We've called and asked for another inspection."
Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets
31-33 John William Street, Huddersfield
The Examiner made repeated attempts to contact Wisla Supermarket for comment but no one was available.
27 John William Street, Huddersfield
The Examiner made repeated attempts to contact Zaytoun Shawarma for comment but no one was available.
Improved takeaways and restaurants
Of the 11 restaurants, pubs and takeaways that had a zero rating in our last report, published in April 2015, six have improved their scores.
Carnies sandwich shop, Lockwood
Rated 30 April 2015 — scored 5
Clothiers Arms Inn, Stocksmoor
Rated 22 April 2015 — scored 4
Rated 5 August 2015 — scored 1
Bismillah Takeaway, Lockwood
Rated 9 October 2015 — scored 3
Eastern Enterprises Unit Three, Linthwaite
Rated 29 October 2015 — scored 3
- Yorkshire Victoria, Lockwood Road, Huddersfield
Rated 2 March 2016 — scored 2
Harry's Carvery in Wyke has now closed, and there are no longer listings for Amin's in Milnsbridge, Mama's Style in Heckmondwike, Classic Caribbean Cuisne and Snooty's Shop 9 in Queensgate Market on the Food Standards Agency website.