Peri Peri Original was inspected by food safety officers
Peri Peri Original (Image: Google Streetview)
A Tooting chicken shop has been given the lowest possible food hygiene rating by inspectors appointed by Wandsworth council.
Peri Peri Original in Mitcham Road was visited by food safety inspectors in early February and rated zero out of five, meaning it needs “urgent improvement” to meet acceptable standards.
Peri Peri needs to make “major improvements” in two of the three categories which eateries are judged on. These are “hygienic food handling”, which includes preparation, storage and cooking, and “management of food safety”, which covers systems and checks to make sure that food is safe to eat.
In the third category – “cleanliness and condition of building” – a less severe rating of “improvements necessary” was given.
The rating is designed to give residents a snapshot of how restaurants are doing in the above three areas of cleanilness and organisation of food preparation.
In England, unlike in Northern Ireland and Wales, the establishment does not legally have to display its rating.
The Food Standards Agency website says: “Businesses which are given low ratings must make urgent or major improvements to hygiene standards.
“The food safety officer will tell the business how quickly these improvements must be made and this will depend on the type of issue that needs to be addressed.”
Peri Peri Original could not be reached over the phone before publication.
Written with contributions from Calum Rutter, Local Democracy Reporter
April 1, 2019