Health lottery of eating out in Britain: Revealed, the ten towns where a third of eateries are so dirty they put diners at risk 

Mail Online | 7/23/2010 | Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor For The Daily Mail
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Eating out has become a health lottery in some parts of the country.

As many as one in three food businesses do not meet hygiene standards – and in the worst areas, this rises to two in three.

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The Which? consumer group found the worrying results after looking at hygiene reports across 386 local councils.

Hyndburn in Lancashire has a population of more than 80,000 and includes Accrington, Oswaldtwistle and Great Harwood.

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This was the area where Megan Lee, 15, died on New Year’s Day when she suffered severe anaphylactic shock after eating a takeaway from the Royal Spice curry house in Oswaldtwistle. It was shut down days later over an ‘infestation of mice’.

Two men associated with the restaurant have been arrested on suspicion of causing manslaughter as a result of gross negligence.

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The Which? research named Birmingham the second worst area for hygiene. It said that of 8,071 food outlets in the city, ‘only 59 per cent of medium to high-risk businesses were found to be broadly...
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