A FISH and chip shop in the centre of Warrington has been hit by a poor food hygiene score.

Terry's Traditional Fish and Chips, which is on Bridge Street in Warrington town centre, has been told that it requires 'major improvements' regarding food hygiene.

The fish and chip shop has been given its latest rating following an inspection from the Food Standards Agency.

There is often a delay between an inspection taking place and the results being made available to the public via the FSA's website.

Terry's Traditional Fish and Chips was inspected by the FSA on September 21.

Inspections are carried out 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.

According to the inspection log available online, Terry's Traditional Fish and Chips has been graded 'generally satisfactory' regarding the cleanliness and condition of the facilities and building.

However, improvements are necessary regarding the hygienic food handling at the fish and chip shop.

Damningly, the FSA says that 'major improvement' is necessary in terms of the management of food safety at the town centre chippy.

All information is taken from the FSA and is accurate at the time of writing.