Preston takeaway handed 1-out-of-5 food hygiene rating after inspectors conclude 'major improvements' needed

A Preston takeaway was handed a one-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

By Sean Gleaves
Thursday, 5th May 2022, 3:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th May 2022, 11:52 am

L'italiano Charcoal Grill in Ribbleton Lane was told “major improvements” were needed following an inspection on April 5, 2022.

The takeaway – which sells pizzas, burgers and kebabs – was subsequently handed a food hygiene rating of 1-out-of-5.

A report published by the Food Standards Agency showed “major improvements” were necessary for food safety management systems.

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L'italiano Charcoal Grill in Ribbleton Lane was handed a one-out-of-five food hygiene rating following an inspection on April 5, 2022.

This includes having systems or checks in place to ensure food is safe to eat and there is evidence that staff know about food safety.

In relation to food handling including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage, inspectors said "improvement was necessary”.

The report added general cleanliness and the condition of the takeaway’s kitchen was “generally satisfactory”.

Preston City Council has been approached for the full report on which the 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.

The local authority food safety officer has several enforcement options available, as well as giving advice and guidance to make sure these improvements are made.

The food safety officer will also tell the business how quickly these improvements must be made and this will depend on the type of issue that needs to be addressed.