Council-run Corn Exchange gets one star food hygiene rating – from UK Council

A Food Standards Agency ‘scores on the door’ visit to the council-run Corn Exchange venue in King Street found a handful of issues which did not meet safety standards.

env_food_hygiene_scores_bodyThe one star rating, which relates to the establishment’s pop-up bar and its service as a private venue for hire, signifies that major improvements are necessary.

The report from the inspection, which took place in March, said: “You are preparing food for six buffets a year for approximately 30 people. You must have a documented food safety management system.”

The report also highlighted that “there are no handwashing facilities at the temporary bars” and “you must ensure you comply with the new allergens requirements”.

A spokesman for the authority stressed that a safety management plan was now in place, as well as mobile handbasins at the temporary bars used for concerts and performances.

A spokesthingy said, “We take this issue very seriously and it demonstrates that we investigate our own premises as thoroughly as we do anyone else’s.”