A city centre takeaway which was previously given the lowest possible rating for its food safety and hygiene has scored two out of five in a new inspection.
When inspectors visited Naseeb Tandoori, in Church Street, Preston, in May 2012, they said they had ‘no’ confidence in its management and rated it zero out of five.
But the Indian restaurant was revisited by inspectors on February 5 and has been given a new score which means improvement is still necessary, but no longer ‘urgent’.
The inspections, carried out by Preston Council’s Environmental Health department on behalf of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), give a grade based on three things - food preparation and storage, the state of the building the food is prepared in, and how those processes are managed.
Naz Ahmed, manager at the restaurant, said he only took over the business a month before the zero rated inspection last year and was now making all necessary improvements.
Simon Neighbour, Environmental Health manager at Preston Council, described the rating of two out of five as “a step in the right direction”.
He said: “We are keen to support them as they continue to improve.”
Three out of five is a ‘satisfactory’ rating.