NEW food hygiene ratings have been awarded to five of Maldon’s establishments, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows.

And it’s good news for them all, as all were rated five out of five.

Two top ratings were handed out on January 4.

These were to Tesco Family Dining at Tesco and the McDonalds in Maldon.

One day later, the popular Salero Lounge in Maldon High Street achieved the same rating.

About two weeks later, On The Latch at Annley House in Burnham Road, Althorne, was rated five.

Blackwater Leisure Centre at Park Drive was rated five on January 19.