Inspectors in Glasgow have found almost 100 venues in the city which have not met food hygiene standards so far in 2019. 

Between January and March this year staff from Glasgow City Council have filed reports on more than 500 restaurants, takeaways, pubs, hotels and shops, with almost one in five given an 'Improvement Required' rating. 

This means that those businesses have been found to not meet the legal requirements set by Food Standards Scotland in the Food Hygiene Information Scheme. These include the conditions found and the management procedures in place for providing safe food.

FULL LIST: All 100 Glasgow restaurants that failed to meet hygiene standards

The information, gathered from Glasgow City Council's open data sources, shows that over the past six months there have been a total of 218 that were non-compliant during inspections across the city. 

As a result, the percentage of reports which have not passed has more than doubled over the past five years. 

*Connect 2 is included in the above map. However, they have now been removed from the full list of restaurants due to an error in the food hygiene inspection database. 

Some well known restaurants in Glasgow have been found wanting by inspectors so far this year. 

Outlets from chain restaurants Subway, Frankie and Bennys, Handmade Burger Co. and Tony Macaroni also did not meet standards when visited. 

FULL LIST: All 100 Glasgow restaurants that failed to meet hygiene standards

A number of hotels and newsagents, as well as one care home, Hogganfield Loch, also made the list. 

For a full breakdown of those found to not be meeting criteria by food hygiene inspectors in 2019, click here

The percentage of inspections which did not meet criteria has been steadily increasing over the past two years. 

Data from Glasgow City Council shows that prior to 2017, no more than 10 per cent of inspected venues did not pass their visits. 

However, during the last quarter of 2018 and the first three months of 2019, the proportion of those falling short these visits has significantly increased. 

Over the same period, between 2014 and the beginning of 2019, the number of inspections held every quarter in Glasgow is up. 

During the first quarter of 2014, the number of inspections held was just 84, dropping to 62 over the following three-month period. More than 500 inspection results were recorded over the past two three-month periods. 

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A city council spokeswoman said: “Glasgow takes a risk-based approach to food hygiene inspections – targeting resources to the food businesses presenting the highest risk; working with and scrutinised by Food Standards Scotland.

“Our team of environmental health and food safety officers work tirelessly with thousands of businesses across the city to make sure they meet the legal requirements on food hygiene and consumers have access to reliable inspection information for the restaurants, shops and takeaways they use.

“We do not use that terminology to rate food businesses. Premises are rated with a pass or improvement required – premises are given an improvement required rating where major non-compliances are found or where minor non-compliances are repeated.”

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