The Vine in Gosport given zero-star food hygiene rating
Hampshire food outlet The Vine has been given a zero-star rating for food hygiene, which means that urgent improvement is necessary.
The Stoke Road business was inspected on 11 May 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
Management of food safety: Major improvement necessary
But The Vine does have a new manager and James Flakaros said: “I come from a chefing background and have had many years experience with kitchens, from running one to being a waiter.
“I started with cleaning all of the appliances in the kitchen, re-painted all of the walls and ceilings, cleaned out the extractor fan and made it a clean and clear area to prepare and cook food.
“I’ve arranged the kitchen to be efficient to cook in and made sure there is adequate equipment, hand washing facilities and cleaning schedules to be followed.
“I have been fully trained and have good knowledge of food safety, and most of all I’m passionate about the food I cook for people.”
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