ANOTHER of the town centre's eating establishments has been inspected by the Food Standards Agency.

Pixi's Caribbean Flavas, at 109 Bridge Street, was inspected by officers from the FSA recently.

The FSA is responsible for ensuring that all eateries are up to scratch with food hygiene regulations, and if they are not then they are reinspected until they improve.

There is a delay between the FSA inspecting a restaurant or takeaway's premises and the results of the inspection being made available online on the agency's website.

Eateries are also able to dispute the score given to them following an inspection.

In the latest inspection, which took place on September 6, Pixi's Caribbean Flavas was slapped with a score of two-out-of-five for food hygiene.

The FSA inspects establishments using the following criteria:

  • Hygienic food handling - Hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage.
  • Management of food safety - System or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future.
  • Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building - Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building (including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control) to enable good food hygiene.

Pixi's Caribbean Flavas was graded as being 'generally satisfactory' for hygienic food handling and the management of food safety.

However, the FSA says that improvements are necessary regarding the cleanliness and condition of the facilities and building, hence the score of two-out-of-five.

All information is taken from the Food Standards Agency and is accurate at the time of writing.