As the planned date for the reopening of indoor hospitality businesses draws near, this is the full list of businesses that currently hold a zero food hygiene rating in Wales.
Environmental health inspectors have reported problems with a number of sites and operators in the food and drink industry in Wales.
Inspectors use the Food Standards Agency’s Food Hygiene Rating System to review a number of areas related to hygiene and cleanliness during regular inspections that are carried out periodically to ensure that companies serve customers in a safe and hygienic manner.
Elements taken into account when assessing the hygiene of an establishment include:
- The degree of hygiene of food handling – how it is prepared, cooked, reheated, cooled and stored.
- The condition of the building – cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities.
- How the company manages and records what it does to ensure food is safe.
The information used in this article is correct on the Food Standards Agency website as of Friday May 7 and all results have been confirmed with local councils where possible.
Batleys – inspected February 12, 2021
Où? Blakemore Wholesale, Hadfield Road, Leckwith, CF11 8AQ
Previous note: 1 (August 2020)
A spokesperson for Batleys said the note concerned a staff canteen that has been closed for two years with no date to reopen.
Maya – inspected February 25, 2021
Où? 68 Albany, Roath, CF24 3RS
Previous note: 3 (March 2018)
A spokesperson for Maya said, “We’ve made all the changes. They weren’t big things but little things to do with paperwork.
“We haven’t been there all the time because of Covid and with less staff, but we’re back on top of everything now.”
Splott Fish & Chips – inspected March 15, 2021
Or? 58 chemin Splott, Splott, CF24 2DA
Previous note: 5 (October 2019)
Splott Fish & Chips has been contacted for comment.
The Continental Butcher – inspected February 18, 2021
Or? 27 Clifton Street, Adamsdown, CF24 1LQ
Previous Rating: Not Available
The Continental Butcher was approached for comment.
Vows Pizza Ltd – inspected 29 March 2021
Où? 183A King’s Road, Pontcanna, CF11 9DF
Previous note: 4 (June 2018)
Vows Pizza Ltd declined to comment.
Carmens Asian Mini Market – inspected February 3, 2020
Or? 4-6 Victoria buildings, Mostyn avenue, Llandudno, LL30 1YU
Previous note: 1 (December 2017)
The owner of Carmens Asian Mini Market said: “During the pandemic, the council (Conway County Borough Council) couldn’t come and do the re-inspection, so we’re still waiting for zero.
“I’m ready for them to come back. We improved a lot, everything they asked us to do, we did ”.
Asha Indian Restaurant – inspected January 29, 2020
Or? 47 Wellington Road, Rhyl, LL18 1BD
Previous note: 1 (October 2018)
Indian restaurant Asha was approached for comment.
W and G Jones Butchers – inspected March 10, 2020
Or? Unit 2, 55 Well Street, Ruthin, LL15 1AF
Previous note: 2 (March 2019)
A spokesperson for W and G Jones Butchers said the company was “ready and awaiting” a re-inspection, adding that their paperwork was up to date.
The Coach & Horses Inn – inspected August 17, 2020
Où? Northop Road, Flint Mountain, Flintshire, CH6 5QG
Previous note: 2 (May 2018)
A spokesperson for The Coach & Horses Inn said: “A new kitchen has been installed to include new fans, new flooring, new ceiling, new lights, new electrical installations, new wall finishes. Our food bible is now up to date and we have already booked for a reassessment.
“Our bar has had new refrigerators, new flooring and new decor. Our cellar has been renovated. Pest control contract throughout the building.
“We are actively seeking a five star rating. “
Costcutter – inspected October 30, 2019
Où? 35 New Street, Deiniolen, Gwynedd, LL55 3LH
Previous note: 0 (June 2018)
Costcutter has been approached for comment.
Forrest Newsagents – inspected May 17, 2019
Où? 291 High Street, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1UL
Previous note: 1 (October 2017)
Forrest Newsagents has been asked for comment.
HCPC Food Bank – inspected January 22, 2020
Or? 71 Sterry Road, Gowerton, SA64 0BS
Previous Rating: Not Available
A spokesperson for HCPC Food Bank said there was a police investigation into the council’s report and that it was “a matter of data protection.”
Oasis – inspected February 26, 2021
Or? 8 St Helens Road, Sandfields, SA1 4AN
Previous note: 3 (January 2019)
The owner of Oasis said: “All the improvements requested of us have now been made and we are awaiting a new inspection”.
Shunfa – inspected June 8, 2018
Or? 76 St Helens Road, Sandfields, SA1 4BG
Shunfa has been approached for comment.
Goodwick Fish and Chips & Restaurant – inspected January 22, 2020
Or? Quay Road, Goodwick, SA64 0BS
Previous note: 4 (November 2018)
Owner Karan Sharma said: “The business is doing very well at the moment, but we suffered a lot last year.
“I’m trying to get a new rating at the moment, but the advice couldn’t come due to Covid. We had issues as this is an older property. Everything has been done now, everything they told me to do and I have spent almost £ 20,000.
“The local people have given us a very good answer and everyone realizes what we are changing.”
Little Black Sheep Cafe – inspected October 7, 2020
Or? 7 rue Broad, Knighton, LD7 1BL
Previous note: 4 (March 2019)
Little Black Sheep Cafe declined to comment, but said they were awaiting a re-inspection soon. Powys County Council has confirmed that the company will be inspected again shortly.
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Val de Glamorgan
Bombers Bistro – inspected March 26, 2021
Où? Unité 1, Heritage Business Park, Wick Road, Llantwit Major, CF61 1YU
Previous note: 1 (March 2020)
Bombers Bistro has been approached for comment.
Premier Store – inspected January 12, 2021
Or? Premier Food 22 – 23 High Street, Barry. CF62 7EA
Previous note: 1 (April 2018)
Premier Stores has been contacted for comment.
Siam Thai Street Food – inspected March 25, 2021
Où? Sully Sports & Leisure Club, South Road, Sully
Previous Rating: Not Available
Mr. Power, the owner of Siam Thai Street Food, said, “We had an electrical problem at the site which has been fixed. We had a follow-up visit today (May 5) from Environmental Health (Vale of Glamorgan Council).
“The few issues have now been fixed as they were start-up issues that had just taken over the business in November of last year.”
Spar – inspected October 20, 2020 (recently reinspected with a new rating released soon)
Or? 1 chemin Fontygary, Rhoose, CF62 3DR
Previous note: 1 (October 2019)
A spokesperson for Spar said: “We are aware that the independent SPAR store on Fontygary Road, Rhoose, has a zero hygiene rating. The owner worked closely with local authorities to rectify the situation as quickly as possible to meet high standards. that customers expect from SPAR UK stores ”.