Chippy battered by council over food hygiene standards

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The Union Jack fish bar in Market Rasen has been found to be flagging when it comes to food hygiene.

Inspectors who visited the Willingham Road takeaway on October 16 awarded it just one star out of a possible five, which means “major improvement necessary.”

The Scores on the Doors website, which publishes food hygiene ratings for the Food Standards Agency, reported its Food Hygiene and Safety standards were ‘fair’, Structural Compliance was ‘fair’, but there was ‘little’ Confidence in Management.

The Rasen Mail contacted the takeaway but was told: “I don’t really want to comment.”

The Union Jack fish bar is one of more than 800 premises featured on the website for West Lindsey District Council.

Another was the Salutation Inn at Nettleton, which received two stars, which signifies ‘improvement necessary,’ when inspectors called on October 21.

Scores on the Doors also reported ‘poor’ Food Hygiene and Safety, ‘some’ confidence in management but ‘good’ Structural Compliance.

Like some other establishments rated poorly by inspectors, the ‘Sali’ is popular with customers, with TripAdvisor giving it 4-stars for food.

Manageress Sarah Gilliat who runs the pub told the Rasen Mail: “The ‘scores on the door’ rating is a fair system. There was confusion with our food dating system we operate and this meant we only achieved 2*. This has now been rectified and we look forward to being a 5* business where on the re-inspection this will be proven.”

Other recent ratings include: Coffee Station, Caistor (5-star); Hall Farm Park, South Kelsey (5-star); West Wold Delicatessen, Market Rasen, (3-star); the Farm Kitchen, Caistor (5-star) and the Crown Inn, Osgodby (5-star),