A CHINESE takeaway in Fearnhead has been savaged by the Food Standards Agency.

The Food Standards Agency is responsible for ensuring that establishments are up to scratch and following relevant food hygiene regulations.

Following a recent inspection by the FSA, Jeniric's Chinese takeaway in Fearnhead has been given the lowest possible rating.

There is a delay between an inspection from the FSA taking place and the results of the inspection being made available to the public on the agency's website.

Jeniric's was inspected on August 31 against 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.

In terms of hygienic food handling, the FSA says that improvements are necessary at the Fearnhead Chinese takeaway.

However, 'urgent improvements' are necessary for the management of food safety and also for the cleanliness and condition of the facilities and building.

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