2 convenience stores in Ventnor have been given a zero food hygiene rating by the Isle of Wight Council.
An inspection carried out on 18th February 2020 found that both Premier Express U Save Supermarket on the High Street and Premier Daily Essentials at the junction with Maderia Road fall below the required standards.
Inspectors deemed that major improvement are necessary at both locations with regards to the management of food safety, which includes systems or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat and that staff know about food safety.
The cleanliness and condition of facilities and the buildings are also said to require major improvement at U Save, whilst only improvement is necessary for Premier Daily Essentials. Improvement is necessary when it comes to hygienic food handling for U Save, with Daily Essentials requiring major improvement in this area.
Premier Express U Save previously held at 3-star rating on an inspection dating back to November 2018. Back in 2015 the store held a 5-star rating.
Premier Daily Essentials was awarded a 1-star rating in September 2018.