Aldi to Waitrose: The food hygiene score of Reading’s supermarkets

EVER wondered how hygienic your favourite supermarket is?

Reading has a wide variety of food shops of offer, from Aldi to Waitrose, and we have rounded up each of the most recent food standard inspections.

Every establishment which deals with the handling of food is rated by food hygiene inspectors employed by the council.

READ MORE: What’s on offer at Reading’s Aldi and Lidl this week?

They are given an overall score as well as three separate rankings based on food hygiene and safety, structural compliance and confidence in management.

Here are some of Reading’s recent scores:

Tesco, Bath Road

Reading Chronicle:

Inspected December 2019

Overall rating: 4/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Good

Structural Compliance: Fair

Confidence in Management: Good

Tesco, Napier Road

Inspected September 2019

Overall rating: 5/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Good

Structural Compliance: Good

Confidence in Management: High

Tesco, Whitley Street

Inspected 2018

Overall rating: 4/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Fair

Structural Compliance: Very good

Confidence in Management: High

Tesco, Portman Road

Inspected 2018

Overall rating: 5/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Very Good

Structural Compliance: Very good

Confidence in Management: High

Tesco, 211 Oxford Road

Inspected 2018

Overall rating: 4/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Very Good

Structural Compliance: Good

Confidence in Management: Some

Morrisons, Basingstoke Road

Reading Chronicle:

Inspected September 2019

Overall rating: 5/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Good

Structural Compliance: Good

Confidence in Management: Good

Waitrose, Oxford Road, Tilehurst

Reading Chronicle:

Inspected January 2020

Overall rating: 5/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Very good

Structural Compliance: Good

Confidence in Management: High

READ MORE: ANOTHER coronavirus case diagnosed in Reading

Waitrose, Caversham

Inspected 2019

Overall rating: 5/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Very good

Structural Compliance: Very good

Confidence in Management: High

Mark and Spencer, Broad Street

Reading Chronicle:

Inspected 2018

Overall rating: 5/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Very good

Structural Compliance: Very good

Confidence in Management: High

Marks and Spencer, Reading Station

Inspected 2019

Overall rating: 5/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Very good

Structural Compliance: Very good

Confidence in Management: High

Sainsbury’s, Broad Street

Inspected 2019

Overall rating: 5/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Very good

Structural Compliance: Good

Confidence in Management: High

Sainsbury’s, Shinfield Road

Inspected 2018

Overall rating: 5/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Very good

Structural Compliance: Good

Confidence in Management: Good

Sainsbury’s, Friar Street

Reading Chronicle:

Inspected 2017

Overall rating: 5/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Very good

Structural Compliance: Good

Confidence in Management: High

Aldi, Basingstoke Road

Reading Chronicle:

Inspected 2018

Overall rating: 5/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Very good

Structural Compliance: Very good

Confidence in Management: High

Aldi, Caversham

Inspected 2017

Overall rating: 5/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Very good

Structural Compliance: Very good

Confidence in Management: High

Lidl, Oxford Road

Reading Chronicle:

Inspected November 2019

Overall rating: 5/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Very good

Structural Compliance: Very good

Confidence in Management: Good

Lidl, Basingstoke Road

Inspected 2017

Overall rating: 5/5

Food Hygiene and Safety: Very good

Structural Compliance: Good

Confidence in Management: High

Reading Chronicle