The worst of Lancashire’s food hygiene and safety inspections

No rating: Cantonese Open Kitchen, Penwortham
No rating: Cantonese Open Kitchen, Penwortham
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Today we list the underachievers based on council inspections carried out in 2012.

The inspections, carried out by councils’ Environmental Health departments on behalf of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), give a grade out of five.

They are based on three things - food preparation and storage, the state of the building the food is prepared in, and how those processes are managed by bosses.

The FSA website shows councils looked at thousands of takeaways, restaurants and food providers last year, including schools, community centres, pubs and clubs.

South Ribble Council said urgent improvement was necessary at Luigi’s, in Leyland Lane, Leyland and Cantonese Open Kitchen, in Liverpool Road, Penwortham.

Luigi’s was visited on December 4 last year. The full details of its inspection have not yet been made available and the Evening Post was unable to speak to its management, despite repeated attempts to contact the restaurant.

Nobody at the restaurant answered the phone, despite repeated attempts to contact the restaurant.

Cantonese Open Kitchen was visited on February 9.

Inspectors rated its food hygiene and safety ‘bad’, structural compliance ‘poor’, and said they had ‘little’ confidence in their management, which means a “varying record of compliance”, “poor appreciation of hazards and control measures” and “no food safety management system”.

Joanne Hui, of Cantonese Open Kitchen, said: “What happened when they came to do the inspection was one of the chefs refused because he was so busy he didn’t want to do it that day.

“(The inspector) said he would come back but hasn’t done.”

Two establishments were given zero out of five by Lancaster Council - Indian Delights Market Stall at Winter Gardens, in Northumberland Street, Morecambe, inspected on September 2, 2012, and Magic Wok, in Newmarket Street, Morecambe, inspected on September 20.

No contact details were available for the Indian Delights Market Stall.

Inspectors said the Magic Wok’s food hygiene and safety was ‘bad’, its structural compliance ‘bad’, and that they had ‘no’ confidence in its management, which means a “poor track record of compliance”, “little or no technical knowledge”, “little or no appreciation of hazards or quality control” and “no food safety management system”.

Mandy Li, manager of Magic Wok, said standards had improved since the inspection.

She said: “We have cleaned now and we have tried to clean very well every day.”

Visit to see all food outlets scored in Lancashire last year.

Inspections 2012

South Ribble Council

No stars:

Luigi’s, Leyland Lane, Leyland

Cantonese Open Kitchen, Liverpool Road, Penwortham

One star:

Capsicum, Chapel Brow, Leyland

Golden Future, Leyland Lane, Leyland

Kowloon, Leyland Road, Penwortham

Peppers Grill, Leyland Lane, Leyland

Ranners Rolls, Stanley Road, Farington, Leyland

Snack & Chat, Liverpool Road, Penwortham

Three stars:

Bukhara Restaurant, Preston New Road, Samlesbury

Chorley Council

No stars:


One star:

Astley Balti, Hallgate, Astley Village

Chorley Fried Chicken, Market Street

Highfield Restaurant, Southport Road, Ulnes Walton

Lyons Lane Chippy, Lyons Lane

Sagar Premier Indian Restaurant Clayton Brook Road Bamber Bridge

Shanghai Express, Preston Road

Sun Hing Take Away, Chorley Old Road, Whittle-Le-Woods

T Hall Quality Butcher, Drapers Avenue, Eccleston

The Mill Hotel, Moor Road, Croston

The Original Farmers Arms, Towngate, Eccleston

The Top Lock Inn, Copthurst Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods

Yew Tree Inn, Dill Hall Brow, Heath Charnock

Lancaster Council:

No stars:

Indian Delights Market Stall, Winter Gardens, Northumberland Street, Morecambe

Magic Wok, Newmarket Street, Morecambe

One star:

A J Bakers, Regent Road, Morecambe

China Essence, Scotland Road, Carnforth

Clock Tower Caterers, Marine Road Central, Morecambe

Happy Chop Suey House, King Street, Lancaster

Hardeez, Penny Street, Lancaster

Hustle, Spring Garden Street, Lancaster

Indian Delights, Lansil Industrial Estate, Caton Road, Lancaster

King Fried Chicken, Marine Road Central, Morecambe

Let’s Lunch, Damside Street, Lancaster

Novel Cafe, Pedder Street, Morecambe

Paradise, Ullswater Road, Lancaster

Pizzeria Italia, Queen Street, Morecambe

Port of Lancaster Smokehouse, Market Street, Lancaster

Sklep Spozywczy, Yorkshire Street, West Morecambe

Spar Foodmarkets Ltd, Scale Hall Lane, Lancaster

Star Kebab House, Penny Street, Lancaster

Sweet Zen, Croft Street, Morecambe

The Refreshment Room, Carnforth Railway Station, Warton Road, Carnforth

The Robert Gillow, Market Street, Lancaster

TK Kebabish Grill, Euston Road, Morecambe

Urban Spice, Brock Street, Lancaster

Vittles, Green Street, Morecambe

Woo Ping Chinese Takeaway, Church Street, Lancaster

Ribble Valley Council:

No stars:

Townson Butchers, Butcher Van, Gisburn Auction Mart, Gisburn

One star:

Go Gos, Berry Lane, Longridge

Hamadan, Inglewhite Road, Longridge

Ling Hu Takeaway, Chatburn Road, Clitheroe

The Regent House, King Street, Whalley, Clitheroe

Fylde Council:

No stars:


One star:

AFC Fylde Ltd, Kellamergh Park, Bryning Lane, Warton

Allens Fried Chicken, Station Road, Medlar With Wesham

Bogarts Pizza Takeaway, St Andrews Road South, Lytham St Annes

Capri, Dicconson Terrace, Lytham St Annes

Coach & Horses Hotel, Preston Old Road, Freckleton

Inn on The Prom, South Promenade, Lytham

Pickwick Tavern, Lytham Road, Warton

Snappers At Townend, Poulton Street, Kirkham

Stop ‘n’ Snack, St Albans Road, Lytham St Annes

Street Trader Waynes Hatch (2), Whitehill Business Park, Blackpool

Swan Hotel, Poulton Street, Kirkham

Tasty, Woodlands Road, Lytham St Annes

The Fairhaven, Marine Drive, Lytham St Annes

The Peking Inn, The Crescent, Lytham St Annes

Village Life Shop, Ribby Hall Leisure Village, Ribby Road, Wrea Green

WRVS Lytham Baptist Luncheon Club, Lytham United Reformed Church, Bannister Street, Lytham St Annes

Garstang (Wyre Council)

No stars:


One star:

The Grapes Hotel, Garstang Road, St Michaels-On-Wyre