A TAKEAWAY has been given a new food hygiene rating after scoring zero in a previous inspection.

Seaside Kebab in King’s Road Brighton was ordered to carry out major improvements by an enforcement officer from Brighton and Hove City Council following an inspection on September 24.

But after a visit from the council on November 25, the takeaway was given a new score of five, meaning its hygiene standards are seen to be “very good.”

Five is the highest rating a venue can achieve, while zero is the lowest.

A report published online state that Seaside Kebab’s handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage was “good”.

The condition of the facilities and its general cleanliness was also rated highly, with good ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control.

During the inspection, it was also found that systems and checks had been put in place to ensure that all food was safe to eat, and that staff had a good knowledge of food safety.

The food safety officer said they were “confident” that standards will be maintained in the future.

The food hygiene rating scheme is run in partnership with the Food Standards Agency and local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The rating shows how well the business is doing overall, based on standards found at the time of inspection.

The ratings can be found online and on stickers which are displayed at business premises.

The back of the sticker and the online rating will also show the date of the inspection by the local authority’s food safety officer.

A food safety officer from the local authority inspects a business to check that it follows food hygiene law so that the food is safe to eat

Businesses which are given low food hygiene ratings of zero or one must make urgent or major improvements to hygiene standards.

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