China House Takeaway in Northampton given zero-star food hygiene rating

Northampton food outlet, China House Takeaway, has been given a zero-star rating for food hygiene, which means that urgent improvement is necessary.

The Spencer Bridge Road business was inspected on 19 January by local authority inspectors, and here’s where it failed:

Hygienic food handling: Major improvement necessary

Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Major improvement necessary

Management of food safety: Urgent improvement necessary

IN FULL: These are all 31 restaurants and takeaways in Northampton with zero or one-star food hygiene ratings

If you wish to see the food safety officer’s report on which this outlet’s rating is based, you can request this from the local authority.

How unhygienic does a food outlet need to be to get a zero-star rating?

How are food outlets judged on hygiene?

Businesses that serve food are judged on three criteria:

How hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored.

The condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities

How the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.