Just Eat has announced a crackdown on restaurants with poor hygiene ratings, introducing a minimum score of three for all new sign-ups.
The delivery platform will also remove all restaurants with a food hygiene rating of zero, unless they improve by 1 May.
Just Eat has pledged to invest £1m in its bid to raise standards across the takeaway sector, funding improvement programmes for kitchens with a rating of two or lower, which will be delivered by food safety consultants NSF.
Support could include a one-to-one visit, provision of a detailed action plan and access to resources.
Graham Corfield, managing director of Just Eat UK, said: "The vast majority of the UK's takeaway restaurants have good food hygiene standards already, but today's investment means those that need extra help can now access bespoke support for free.
"Helping our customers access brilliant food and supporting restaurants to prosper and grow is what Just Eat is here to do. This investment will help ensure the takeaway sector continues to improve and meet customers' high expectations."
In 2018 Just Eat said it would look to include official Food Standards Agency ratings for all restaurants listed on its platform, with a roll-out expected in the second half of 2019.Get The Caterer every week on your smartphone, tablet, or even in good old-fashioned hard copy (or all three!).