A FISH and chip shop and kebab house on Marsh House Lane has received a low hygiene rating in its latest inspection.

The Captain's Table, at 151-153 Marsh House Lane, was inspected by the Food Standards Agency and was hit with a less-than-ideal score.

Inspections are carried out by the FSA to determine whether establishments are compliant with health and safety regulations and food hygiene standards.

These inspections are carried out by officers 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 from the FSA and the results of the inspection being made available on the agency's website.

The Captain's Table was inspected on October 4, and was given a score of two-out-of-five.

The Marsh House Lane chip shop was found to be 'generally satisfactory' regarding hygienic food handling and the management of food safety.

However, the takeaway 'requires improvement' regarding the cleanliness and condition of its facilities and building, hence the poor score for food hygiene.

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