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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.

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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.

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Hahahahahaha doesn’t surprise me!!! The shop at totland ain’t much better!!


Did anybody expect anything different?


I think we already knew!!!


The more worrying thing is, IF a shop cannot maintain basic hygiene, then what hope of them carrying out stringent cleansing now we have CV on peoples hands, breath and nasal fluids?

A trip to the shop may mean a trip to the Cemy opposite if this is not severely dealt with for those unfortunate enough to have to shop there.

isla wight

Just to clarify. The cemetery is in upper Ventnor which has a Central shop, these are both in the town and run by a different family, nothing to do with the Central shop in Upper Ventnor.


Needs closing more so now with Corona virus


Shop on corner of Madeira road like an assault course with all the goods on the floor waiting to be put on the shelves. It never opens on time I’ve given up going there for newspapers


Both gone very downhill since new owners a few years back. Don’t use them anymore.

Kevin Gray

The country is being over In with third world standards,I wonder why ?

George Yellowlees

I bet they co-opt it !

Funny Face.

Just stop using them!

James Edwards

Surely, and bearing in mind the present MAJOR health scare and restrictions, EHO should enforce a TOTAL closure of ANY premises which have a Zero rating. I’m afraid that I do not understand in normal times how any premises with a zero rating is allowed to continue trading. Now, more than ever, they should come down HARD on any such places.


Not good …… to many people get food poisoning because poor hygiene !!! If they dont IMPROVE CLOSE THEM DOWN !!

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