The result, published by the Food Standards Agency, concluded that ‘major improvements are necessary’ in the management of food safety.
This includes having systems or checks in place to ensure that food is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and that the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in the future.
It said improvements were also necessary in regards to hygienic food handling, including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage.
But Itsy’s fared better when it came to the cleanliness and condition of its kitchen and building, which inspectors found had good standards of hygiene.
It was found to have good ventilation, hand washing facilities and appropriate pest control “to enable good food hygiene”.
Itsy’s Street Food has been approached for comment.
Preston City Council declined our request for the food safety officer’s full report, on which this rating is based.
How do food safety inspector’s judge a business?
Following a food hygiene inspection by a food safety officer, a business is rated from zero to five, with five representing a very good premises and zero for those that need urgent improvement.
Businesses which are given low ratings must make urgent or major improvements to hygiene standards.