A POPULAR Chinese takeaway and restaurant has been hit with a poor food hygiene score.

The Padgate Rose, off Station Road in Padgate, was recently subject to inspection by the Food Standards Agency.

The agency is responsible for ensuring that establishments are fully up to scratch with food hygiene and safety regulations.

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

The Padgate Rose's latest inspection took place on October 3.

Following the inspection, the restaurant was rated two-out-of-five for food hygiene.

As per the FSA, the Chinese takeaway was rated 'generally satisfactory' regarding hygienic food handling and the management of food safety.

However, the agency says that 'improvements [are] necessary' regarding the cleanliness and condition of the facilities and building.

The restaurant and takeaway is rated 3.5 on TripAdvisor, and is ranked 104th out of Warrington's 238 restaurants listed on the site.

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