Lincoln village takeaway given zero hygiene rating

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A Lincoln village takeaway was recently given the lowest possible hygiene rating of zero, but will be visited again by inspectors soon as it strives to improve.

Kites of Waddington on Bar Lane, Waddington, which offers Chinese and English cuisine, was visited by inspectors from North Kesteven District Council on November 14.

Council officers are now working closely with the business, which has been “fully cooperative” with them, on improvements with a re-inspection expected in due course.

The latest inspection

Hygienic food handling was deemed generally satisfactory, but it was the cleanliness and the condition of facilities and building that let them down the most. ‘Urgent improvement is necessary’ in these areas.

Major improvement is also necessary in its management of food safety.

Before the latest inspection, its most recent public rating was in 2016 when it received the maximum score of five. However, the latest visit saw the score drop all the way to the lowest of zero.

A re-inspection will happen soon

The Lincolnite contacted the business, but there was no response by the time of publication.

Public Protection Manager at North Kesteven District Council, Mark Stuart, said: “A food hygiene inspection was carried out at Kites in Waddington and a zero rating was awarded.

“Since this time, officers have worked closely with the business to secure improvements and they’ve been fully cooperative throughout.

“As a result, they’ve requested a re-inspection of the premises, which will happen in due course.”

Mixed reviews

The takeaway appears to have mixed reviews. On Google Reviews just a week ago Kim Crawford praise the food. She said: “Nice food, just annoying they don’t take card payments”.

Another recent customer, AvionicsGuru, was less than impressed saying: “I will not be back, a couple of times now I have had wrong orders…more fool me for going back……and the latest is closed for annual cleaning. My derriere, locals in the know say that the health inspectors have shut it down. That explains a few things.”

The reviewer continued: “Shocking state of affairs when you think that locals and the RAF have kept this business going for many years and this is how they repay us.”