London's leading healthy eating chain Abokado today announced that it has received 5 star ratings by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), at every one of its 23 stores across London.

The ratings, graded from zero to five, are determined by local authority food safety officers, with a rating of five being the highest and showing that the business has the highest possible food hygiene standards.

Kara Alderin, Operations Director at Abokado, said: “We could not be prouder of this achievement. Food hygiene is of the utmost importance to Abokado and of course to our customers. To have a full house of 5 stars is a great accolade, in what is a technical business with a complex HACCP system.  It's all down to the dedication of our teams, and precise guidance and support through VG Technical.”

Dr Vesna Greaves, Abokado's Food Safety Consultant from VG Technical Ltd, said: “Our company works with many other clients in the food industry and for a business to receive a 5 star rating across the board is almost unheard of. It requires an enormous amount of work and education across the company.  With Abokado, a sushi and sashimi based business, we take an innovative approach to food safety and technology, working in partnership with our Primary authority, London Borough of Newham.”