An takeaway in Kimberley has been given one of the lowest food hygiene ratings after it was found to be ‘dirty’ and ‘sticky’ during an inspection.
Tandoori Nights on Eastwood Road, Kimberley, was told to make ‘major improvements’ after they were slapped with a rating of just one star out of five.
The inspection in November was carried out by an environmental health officer following a complaint about the takeaway and a report was published detailing the findings.
It revealed that food hygiene, safety and cleaning were ‘inadequate’ at the fast food takeaway which sells pizzas, burgers and kebabs and that confidence in management was rated ‘poor’.
The report stated: “Hand contact surfaces i.e. fridge doors, tap handles, switches etc. were sticky to touch.
“The interior surfaces of the microwave oven were dirty.”
The inspector also reported that the chef did not cover his head while preparing food and that legally required cleaning products which destroy deadly E.Coli bacteria were not being used at the venue.
Owners of Tandoori Nights claim that they have been reinspected by the council and awarded three stars - meaning ‘generally satisfactory’ but we were unable to verify this at the time of going to print.
The owner, who refused to give his name, also said that they had made major improvements as directed following the food hygiene report.
He added: “We have new cleaning products and have made the changes according to the recommendations of the inspector.”