Lincoln Chinese takeaway gets one star hygiene rating

A Chinese takeaway on Lincoln High Street has been slammed with a one star hygiene rating.

China Kitchen at 397 High Street was told that improvement is necessary in all areas to increase their hygiene rating when inspectors visited the premises in December.

Staff were also told that ‘major improvement’ was needed to in their management of food safety.

The rating is made up of a range of three factors:

  • Hygienic food handling – Including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage – Improvement necessary
  • Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building –Including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control to enable good food hygiene – Improvement necessary
  • Management of food safety – System or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future – Major improvement necessary

The takeaway was given a ‘three’ out of ‘five’ food hygiene in May 2017 and July 2015 when it was trading as Golden Bowl.

It has a four and a half star rating on Just Eat, where many describe the food as “lovely” and “great.”

The Lincolnite tried to contact China Kitchen for a comment, but nobody was available at the time.

China Kitchen has joined The Taste and Shoo Cuisine as some of the lowest rated places in Lincoln for food hygiene.