Village takeaway still has low hygiene rating after re-inspection

A Lincoln village takeaway still has a low food hygiene rating after another inspection in May.

Kites of Waddington on Bar Lane in the village offers Chinese and English cuisine. It was initially visited by inspectors from North Kesteven District Council on November 14, 2018, when it was given the lowest possible hygiene rating of zero.

Council officers worked closely with the business, which at the time it said had been “fully cooperative” with them” on improvements. A re-inspection was expected in due course after the zero rating.

According to the ratings from the Food Standards Agency the premises was awarded a higher score of four in January 2019.

However, in the latest food hygiene ratings published in June 2019, Kites of Waddington is showing as having dropped down to a score of one after an inspection on May 8, 2019.

Photo: Foods Standards Agency

The latest rating deems that improvement is necessary in ‘hygienic food handling’ and major improvement is needed in the ‘management of food safety’. However, the ‘cleanliness and condition of facilities and building’ was given a rating of ‘generally satisfactory’.

The Lincolnite approached the takeaway for a response about the change in rating and the reasons for it, but the manager declined to comment.

North Kesteven District Council were also approached for further information, but there was no reply by the time of publication.