Popular Sheffield cafe told to make major improvements after one-star food hygiene rating

A popular Sheffield cafe has been given a one-star rating for food hygiene.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 3:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 3:18 pm

Bosses at the Scrumptious Cafe in Ecclesall Road, Sharrow, have been told major improvements are required after a recent inspection.

The report said that improvements were needed in areas such as hygiene, cleanliness and food preparation.

The inspection, carried out on December 19, said the cafe requires improvement in the following areas:

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The cafe was given a one star food hygiene rating

Hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage – improvement necessary

Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building to enable good food hygiene – improvement necessary

Management of food safety: System or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future – major improvement necessary.

We have contacted the cafe for comment in response to the findings which have been published on the Food Standards Agency website.

The Food Standards Agency is an independent government department working across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to protect public health and consumers' wider interests in food.

Inspections are carried out on a regular basis at all premises where food is prepared, cooked and served, with ratings given from zero to five, zero being the worst and five being the best.

The Food Hygiene Rating scheme is designed to give customers clear information about the businesses’ hygiene standards and is run in partnership with local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.