February 10, 2022 4.34 pm This story is over 21 months old

Grimsby shop slapped with one star food hygiene rating

Freeman Street international food shop gets one star hygiene rating

A Grimsby food shop has been handed a one-star food hygiene rating by inspectors.

Ferdawes International Foods on Freeman Street was visited by North East Lincolnshire Council in December.

The results have now been made public on food hygiene website Scores on the Doors.

The biggest problems were found with the shop’s management, which was described as ‘major improvements necessary’.

Inspectors can take into account the company’s track record, attitude and knowledge of food safety for this category.

The description for the rating says: “Varying record of compliance. Poor appreciation of hazards and control measures. No food safety management system.”

It was also told improvements were necessary for its general food hygiene, meaning: “Some major non-compliance with statutory obligations – more effort required to prevent fall in standards.”

However, the shop was given a good rating for its structural compliance, which examines the actual building.

This score means: “Some non-compliance with statutory obligations and industry codes of recommended practice. The premises are in the top 50 per cent of premises and standards are being maintained or improved.”

Ferdawes hasn’t responded to a request for comment about the rating.

The Food Standards Agency issues scores to help the public know where to shop and eat safely.

Every restaurant, café, takeaway and shop selling food in the country is required to be inspected to ensure that they are meeting standards.