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FOOD hygiene courses are now being taught in Bengali as well as English.

The course is being served up at Chichester District Council to make sure that all restaurants have access to important training.

Learning materials have also been translated into Bengali so staff can refer to them on a daily basis.

The aim is to help businesses achieve a maximum rating of five in the national Food Rating Scheme. The council joined forces with the charity, Sompriti, to translate the course into Bengali.

Councillor Eileen Lintill, who is in charge of community services, said: ‘Our aim is to help businesses reach the highest possible food hygiene standards. We organised this course to make sure that all food businesses are able to access training that will help them achieve this.

‘The national rating scheme helps to give people confidence when they decide where to eat. This can be accessed on the internet, or by looking out for the green and black signs displayed in restaurant windows.’