A Tamworth Chinese takeaway has made a raft of changes after it was given a one out of five-star rating by borough council health inspectors during a recent inspection.
Tasty House Chinese Takeaway, based in High Street, in Dosthill, had been given the low rating after inspectors after they found a risk of cross contamination, a lack of expiry dates on food and that the takeaway had not got hot running water.
Since then bosses at the food outlet said they have addressed everything in the report and are awaiting the return of the inspectors.
The report read: “You (the takeaway) hadn’t addressed several issues which were brought to your attention on previous inspections.
“These included not having a system in place for dating perishable foodstuffs stored in your refrigerators, having ready to eat food in your designated raw food preparation area and lining surfaces with cardboard.
“At the time of the inspection, a container of cooked rice had been placed in the raw meat preparation area. The raw meat chopping board was in the raw food preparation area.
“This could result in cross contamination. You must ensure that staff do not put ready to eat food in your raw meat preparation.
“Uncovered food was cooling in the kitchen near an open container or raw liquid egg. Food should be protected from contamination when it is cooling.
“At the time of the inspection you had no running hot water. It is noted that you provided alternative means of handwashing and that you remedied this problem by the time of my revisit inspection on October 2.
“Whilst there had been significant improvement in the cleanliness of the kitchen there are still deposits of grease and debris at wall floor junctions especially around the work range.”
The inspection, which was undertaken by an environment health officer from Tamworth Borough Council, took place back on September 26 and was published last week.
The inspection was over a limited period of time and the report states it was not possible to observe all procedures and practices associated with the food business.
The takeaway was given one out of five.
Jenny Wei, manager of the takeaway, responded to the report and wanted to assure customers that many changes had been made.
She said: “We have addressed all the issues put forward in the report and made changes to ensure the takeaway is working better.
“We are now waiting for the inspectors to visit the site again.”