A RESTAURANT in Culcheth has been given a poor rating by the Food Standards Agency.

Istanbul Grill, off Warrington Road, has been rated two-out-of-five by the FSA, which is responsible for ensuring that establishments adhere to food hygiene regulations.

The Mediterranean restaurant was inspected 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.

There is a delay between an inspection being carried out by the Food Standards Agency and the results of the inspection being made available to the public.

Istanbul Grill was inspected by the FSA on August 29.

According to the FSA, 'improvements [are] necessary' regarding hygienic food handling at the restaurant.

However, Instanbull Grill is 'generally satisfactory' in its management of food safety and 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.