A KIDDERMINSTER restaurant has been told to improve their cleaning following a food hygiene inspection.

The Three Shires Café and Restaurant on Lower Mill Street received a ‘one’ food hygiene rating after an inspection last month.

The report says that there “must be a written cleaning schedule" included within the businesses' food safety management system.

It states that the seal to a freezer needs more “regular and thorough cleaning” and that “soap is required for the wash basin.”

The report also states that a cover is required for one of the lights in the kitchen and recommended separate thermometers for each freezer and refrigerator.

The business was told to implement a written system which clearly identifies which allergens are in menu items, and that a sign informing customers of allergens should be placed in a “prominent position.”

The report also notes that “several items” were outstanding from a previous visit last year, which impacted on the rating.

Owner Kevin Wilde: “It’s our own fault. We have addressed all the things they have mentioned.

“We didn’t have up to date paperwork and we are waiting to be reassessed.”