Cantonese restaurant

Shropshire restaurant previously received worst food hygiene rating in county revisited by inspectors

A restaurant that previously received the worst food hygiene rating in Shropshire has been revisited by inspectors.

The Vineyard Cantonese restaurant in Wellington received a food hygiene rating of zero in August and was at the time the only food store in the county to receive the lowest rating.

Now the company has had another visit from inspectors who have raised the rating to 4/5.

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Vineyard Cantonese Restaurant posted on Facebook saying, “After a recent food hygiene reassessment, we received a 4th grade food hygiene rating.”

The restaurant, at 2A Vineyard Road, was visited by inspectors on August 11 and issued a notice of voluntary closure due to “unsatisfactory conditions and practices”, but revisited the following day and conditions had improved enough for the restaurant. notice is lifted.

Inspectors found that the sink in the prep area was clogged and when cleared it was partially blocked, there were no paper towels and soap was not “readily available”. The sink was also “not used regularly”.

But three months later, the restaurant had improved enough to receive a 4/5 rating and hygienic food handling, cleanliness and condition of facilities and buildings, and food safety management were found to be generally satisfactory or good.

Cantonese restaurant Vineyard was approached for comment.

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