A TAKEAWAY in Orford has been hit with a disappointing food hygiene rating following a recent inspection.

Chicken Village on Orford Lane has been given a score of one-out-of-five for its food hygiene.

Inspections are carried out in accordance with the Food Standards Agency's criteria.

The criteria are as follows:

  • 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 inspections being carried out and the results being made available on the FSA's website - Chicken Village was inspected on November 28, for example.

According to the inspection log, Chicken Village was rated 'generally satisfactory' regarding hygienic food handling and the cleanliness/condition of the facilities and building.

However, the Orford chicken shop was marked down for its management of food safety, with the inspection log noting that 'major improvements' are necessary.

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