Just Eat bans zero rated hygiene restaurants

Takeaway app Just Eat has announced it will remove all restaurants with a hygiene rating of zero from their platform. The company will require any new restaurants to be rated at least "generally satisfactory" for hygiene, scoring at least three on the five point scale, before they are allowed to be on its platform.

The announcement came a month after our Panorama film for BBC1 found not only were hundreds of zero rated takeaways on the app, but also uncovered that they had been promoted as 'Local Heroes'.

I’m delighted that, from today, all new businesses joining the Just Eat platform must have a food hygiene rating of three or more and I strongly encourage Just Eat to apply the ‘minimum three rating’ across their platform as soon as practicable.

Heather Hancock, chairman of the Food Standards Agency