A POPULAR Indian restaurant and takeaway in Westbrook has been slapped with a poor food hygiene rating.

Bombay 8, on Apollo Park in Westbrook, has been given a rating of two-out-of-five for food hygiene following an inspection.

Inspections take place regularly, and 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.

There is a delay between an inspection taking place and the results being made publicly available on the Food Standards Agency's website.

In terms of the management of food safety and the cleanliness and condition of the facilities and building, Bombay 8 was regarded as 'generally satisfactory.'

However, improvements are necessary regarding hygienic food handling at the restaurant, the FSA says.

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