PORTLAND Young Offender Institution (YOI) has been given a four-star rating for food hygiene.

The YOI, in The Grove, has been given an overall rating of 'four' or 'good' for the way it handles food and its cleanliness conditions in its latest hygiene rating.

The YOI, which has 23 rooms, was given an overall five-star rating following an inspection from the Food Standards Agency on March 8.

The scoring system goes from 0 to 5, with zero meaning 'urgent improvement is necessary' while five means ‘very good’.

The YOI, which has been operational since 1988, is part of HM Prison Portland.

For its hygiene handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage the hospital was given a rating of 'good'.

For cleanliness and condition of facilities and building (including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control) to enable good food hygiene, the residential home's approach was also 'generally satisfactory'.

It scored a 'very good' for its management of food safety, which included system or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety.