Balti Express in Southsea given zero-star food hygiene rating

Portsmouth food outlet Balti Express has been given a zero-star rating for food hygiene, which means that urgent improvement is necessary.

Monday, 30th July 2018, 3:35 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 4:59 pm
Balti Express has been given a zero-star rating by the FSA

The Eastney Road business was inspected on 22 August 2017 by local authority inspectors, and here’s where it failed:

Hygienic food handling: Improvement necessary

Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Major improvement necessary

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Balti Express has been given a zero-star rating by the FSA

Management of food safety: Major improvement necessary

If you wish to see the food safety officer’s report on which this outlet’s rating is based, you can request this from the local authority.

How are food outlets judged on hygiene?

Businesses that serve food are judged on three criteria:

How hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored

The condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities

How the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe