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Mould found in food preparation area at Winshill fish bar

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 09, 2014

  • 09/04/14 1* RMP dump fish bar The New Winshill Fish bar on Hawfield Lane - 1* Rate My Place

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RAW chicken juice on taps and mould growing where food is prepared were found in a fish bar deemed so dirty it scored one of the worst possible hygiene scores.

Inspectors feared the risk of cross contamination to be so great - and cleaning standards so poor - at the New Winshill Fish Bar that they awarded it just one star out of five.

Staff at the Hawfield Lane store (pictured) reportedly had ‘no awareness’ of temperature monitoring, while food was left over from the day before and a food preparation area was ‘heavily deposited with mould’.

The damning report has been published online as part of the Food Standards Agency’s Rate My Place scheme for all to see.

In the report, the inspector said: “Raw chicken juices were noted on the taps, sinks and draining area in the preparation area.

“At the time of my arrival the food handler on duty was preparing salad items within the same vicinity.

“On questioning, it was established that there was no system for cleaning and disinfecting the area after raw meat is handled.”

The report then went on to blast the standards of cleaning.

It said: “The standard of cleaning to the structure of the kitchen including the work surfaces was generally poor.

“The standard of cleaning to the wet preparation area was also poor and heavily deposited with mould.”

Management at the outlet were also heavily criticised for ‘no knowledge’ of a legal document used to catalogue steps taken to ensure food was stored and prepared safely.

The inspector said: “On questioning and observing staff, it was clear that food hygiene knowledge and personal hygiene was lacking.

“You must ensure that all food handling staff undertake food hygiene training.”

The fish bar had not responded to a request from the Mail to comment at the time of going to press.

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