Lake Kebab & Pizza House has been given the worst possible food hygiene rating by the Isle of Wight Council.
Environmental health inspectors carried out a vital inspection of the premises on Sandown Road at the end of February, with the outcome published today (Saturday). They were so shocked by what they found that they’ve awarded the takeaway a 0 rating.
Major improvement is said to be needed across hygienic food handling, management of food safety and the cleanliness/condition of the building and facilities. This relates to food preparation, cooking and storage alongside hand washing facilities, pest control and ensuring that food is safe to eat.
The kebab house was previously inspected in June 2019 and awarded just 1 star out of a possible 5. The premises was re-inspected later in the year and achieved a more acceptable 2-star rating. Now, 16 months later, things have deteriorated again to meet the threshold of a 0 out of 5 star rating.
The owners can appeal the rating and/or request a re-inspection. Previously, the owner issued reassurance to customers that all practices and food hygiene is paramount to his business.
UPDATE SUNDAY – A representative for Lake Kebab House has responded to yesterday’s news, stating that the inspection was carried out outside of working hours but when preparation of food was taking place. It’s said that this time of the day results in more mess and litter than usual.
A number of photographs have been provided to illustrate the current conditions of the business. It’s said that the owner has taken drastic measures to improve standards and is looking forward to trading in the future.
UPDATE JUNE 2021 – The establishment has now been awarded 4 stars by the Isle of Wight Council.