THE rating of a takeaway in Worcester has fallen to two stars following its previous five-star standard after a hygiene inspection.

Shimla Kebab and Grill, in St John’s, was inspected by Worcestershire Regulatory Services and has been marked as ‘improvement necessary.’

The inspection report highlighted that food handling needs to be improved.

However, the management of food safety is generally satisfactory, as well as the cleanliness and condition of the facilities and building.

The food hygiene report said: “You need to carry out an assessment for storage, preparation and cooking.


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The food hygiene report said: “You need to carry out an assessment for storage, preparation and cooking.

“Ensure all your staff including drivers/delivery staff are fully trained and this is recorded. There is also free online training on FSA website.

“At the time of the inspection there was no soap at either hand basin. A member of staff purchased some during the visit. There was also no anti-bacterial spray.

“Ensure cleaning equipment is kept clean and regularly replaced.”

In the report, carried out by the health inspector on June 6, it states that the overall general standard of cleaning needs to be improved.

The fast-food eatery was previously inspected in March 2017 and was rated as five stars.

The manager from Shimla Kebab and Grill was unavailable to comment.

There are three other takeaways in Worcester which have also been rated with two stars.

These are: Pink Garlic Pizza in Gregory Mill Street, Little India in Ronkswood Hill and Lowesmoor’s Deshi Bazaar.

The ratings are measured on a scale from zero - which is the lowest and urgent improvement is required - to five stars – which means hygiene standards are very good.

It is used by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) whereby businesses must display this information on their premises and online, to inform its consumers.

Ratings are judged by inspectors on the standards in the handling of food, how food is stored, how food is prepared, cleanliness of facilities and pest control, how food safety is managed and evidence staff know about food safety.