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.

Monday, 30th July 2018, 4:12 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 5:01 pm
The Vine has been given a zero-star rating by the FSA

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

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The Vine has been given a zero-star rating by the FSA

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