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12 takeaways / restaurants have received a rating of zero or one from the Food Standard Agency.

Underneath we have compiled a list of takeaways in Wrexham that have scored a zero, one or a two in their food hygiene ratings.

On November 28th of last year it was made compulsory for all businesses in Wales that serve or sell food to display their new food hygiene rating at their premises.

Prior to this generally it was only businesses who had 4 or 5’s (the highest hygiene rating) that displayed the green hygiene stickers in their windows / doors. However the new guidelines introduced last November mean that businesses that are rated with a low hygiene score also have to display their rating.

A food rating shows a customer how well the business or organisation is meeting the requirements of food hygiene law. It provides an idea of what’s going on in the kitchen, or behind closed doors, so you can choose where you eat or buy food. The food hygiene rating reflects the hygiene standards found on the date of inspection by a food safety officer from the business’s local authority

It is important to note though that the food hygiene ratings are NOT a guide to the quality of the food itself.

Food outlets will be rated from zero (the lowest rating) to five (the best a food outlet can achieve), with inspections covering a number of different subjects, including how the business prepares their food and how it is cooked and stored. The condition of the building and the premises, along with how the business is managed will also fall into the rating system.

A rating of five means that a businesses hygiene standards are deemed to be ‘very good’, whereas a rating zero means that improvement is both urgent and necessary. However the Food Standards Agency say “Any business should be able to reach this top rating.

The ratings listed below are accurate in relation to the last listed hygiene check on the Food Standards Agency website.

Keep an eye on Wrexham.com this week to find out where the five-star rated takeaways are!

 

One Rated Takeaways (Major Improvements Necessary)

Aksaray Kebab House – Wrexham Road Brynteg Wrexham
Date of last inspection: 18 November 2013

Jamuna Balti House – Wrexham Road Rhostyllen
Date of last inspection: 01 August 2013

Golden Harvest Takeaway – Glan Llyn, Road Bradley
Date of last inspection: 20 March 2013

Wong Sing Takeaway – Llangollen Road Acrefair
Date of last inspection: 06 March 2013

Baraka – 57 King Street
Date of last inspection: 11 March 2013

Queen Garden – 4 Prince Charles Road
Date of last inspection: 18 November 2013

Chicken Cottage – 20 Market Street
Date of last inspection: 19 August 2013

Vojon – 8 Bangor Road Overton
Date of last inspection: 26 March 2013

Village Spice – 25 Darby Road Brynteg
Date of last inspection: 09 December 2013

 

Two star rated (Improvement Necessary)

A Taste Of India – 34 Rhosnesni Lane
Date of last inspection: 20 March 2013

Acropolis Fish Bar – 11 Churchill Drive
Date of last inspection: 01 October 2013

Bamboo Take-Away – 83 Market Street, Rhosllanerchrugog
Date of last inspection: 23 March 2012

 

Updated: Krazy Pizza has scored a three in a hygiene inspection that took place in on March 20th 2014.

 

The Food Standards Website states: “A new rating is given each time the business is inspected by a food safety officer from the local authority where the business is located. How often inspections take place depends on the potential risk to people’s health if something goes wrong and this depends on the type of food being handled and the type of processes that are carried out before the food is sold or served to the public.

“There is a greater risk if a business is, for example, preparing and serving or selling different types of both cooked and raw foods. These businesses are inspected more often than, for example, a small retailer selling a range of pre-packed foods that require only to be kept refrigerated. The time between inspections varies from six months for the highest risk business to two years for lower risk businesses. For some very low risk businesses, the interval between inspections may be greater than this.”

You can look up your takeaway, school and some shops on the official food standards agency site here.