Twenty businesses including cash and carries, pubs, takeaways, restaurants, and newsagents have a food hygiene rating of zero in Wales.
As the date hospitality businesses are expected to reopen indoors approaches, this is the full list of businesses that currently hold a zero food hygiene rating in Wales.
Environmental health inspectors have logged issues with a number of venues and operators in the food and drink industry in Wales.
Inspectors use the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme from the Food Standards Agency to look at a number of areas around hygiene and cleanliness during regular inspections that are undertaken periodically to ensure businesses are serving customers in a safe and hygienic way.
Things taken into account when judging an establishment’s hygiene rating include:
- How hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored.
- The condition of the building – cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities.
- How the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.
The information used in this article is correct on the Food Standards Agency website as of Friday, May 7 and all results have been confirmed with local councils where possible.
Batleys – inspected February 12, 2021
Where? Blakemore Wholesale, Hadfield Road, Leckwith, CF11 8AQ
Previous rating: 1 (August 2020)
A spokesman for Batleys said the rating related to a staff canteen that has been closed for two years with no re-opening date.
Maya – inspected February 25, 2021
Where? 68 Albany, Roath, CF24 3RS
Previous rating: 3 (March 2018)
A spokesperson for Maya said: “We have made all the changes. It wasn’t major things but little things to do with paperwork.
“We’ve not been there all the time because of Covid and with less staff but we’re back on top of everything now”.
Splott Fish & Chips – inspected March 15, 2021
Where? 58 Splott Road, Splott, CF24 2DA
Previous rating: 5 (October 2019)
Splott Fish & Chips was approached for comment.
The Continental Butcher – inspected February 18, 2021
Where? 27 Clifton Street, Adamsdown, CF24 1LQ
Previous rating: Not available
The Continental Butcher was approached for comment.
Vows Pizza Ltd – inspected March 29, 2021
Where? 183A King’s Road, Pontcanna, CF11 9DF
Previous rating: 4 (June 2018)
Vows Pizza Ltd declined to comment.
Carmens Asian Mini Market – inspected February 3, 2020
Where? 4-6 Victoria Buildings, Mostyn Avenue, Llandudno, LL30 1YU
Previous rating: 1 (December 2017)
Carmens Asian Mini Market’s owner said: “During the pandemic, the council (Conway County Borough Council) couldn’t come to do the re-inspection so we’re still on a zero rating waiting.
“I’m ready for them to come back. We have improved a lot, whatever they’ve asked us to do, we’ve done”.
Asha’s Indian Restaurant – inspected January 29, 2020
Where? 47 Wellington Road, Rhyl, LL18 1BD
Previous rating: 1 (October 2018)
Asha’s Indian Restaurant was approached for comment.
W and G Jones Butchers – inspected March 10, 2020
Where? Unit 2, 55 Well Street, Ruthin, LL15 1AF
Previous rating: 2 (March 2019)
A spokesman for W and G Jones Butchers said the business is “ready and waiting” for a re-inspection adding that their paperwork is up-to-date.
The Coach & Horses Inn – inspected August 17, 2020
Where? Northop Road, Flint Mountain, Flintshire, CH6 5QG
Previous rating: 2 (May 2018)
A spokesperson for The Coach & Horses Inn said: “A new kitchen has been installed to include new fans, new flooring, new ceiling, new lights, new electrics, new wall finishes. Our paperwork food bible is now up to date and we have already booked for a re-rating.
“Our bar has had new fridges, new flooring and redecoration. Our cellar has been refurbished. Pest control contract throughout the building.
“We’re actively looking for a five-star rating.”
Costcutter – inspected October 30 2019
Where? 35 Stryd Newydd, Deiniolen, Gwynedd, LL55 3LH
Previous rating: 0 (June 2018)
Costcutter was approached for comment.
Forrest Newsagents – inspected May 17 2019
Where? 291 Stryd Fawr, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1UL
Previous rating: 1 (October 2017)
Forrest Newsagents was approached for comment.
HCPC Food Bank – inspected January 22, 2020
Where? 71 Sterry Road, Gowerton, SA64 0BS
Previous rating: Not available
A spokesman for HCPC Food Bank said there was a police investigation into the council’s report and that it was “a matter for data protection”.
Oasis – inspected February 26, 2021
Where? 8 St Helens Road, Sandfields, SA1 4AN
Previous rating: 3 (January 2019)
The owner of Oasis said: “All improvements we were asked to do have now been done and we are awaiting a re-inspection”.
Shunfa – inspected June 8, 2018
Where? 76 St Helens Road, Sandfields, SA1 4BG
Shunfa was approached for comment.
Goodwick Fish and Chips & Restaurant – inspected January 22, 2020
Where? Quay Road, Goodwick, SA64 0BS
Previous rating: 4 (November 2018)
Owner Karan Sharma said: “The business is doing very well at the moment but we were struggling a lot last year.
“I’m trying to get a re-scoring at the moment but the council has not been able to come because of Covid. We had some issues as it is an old property. Everything has been done now, whatever they told me to do and I’ve spent nearly £20,000.
“Local people have given us a really good response and everyone realises what we’re changing”.
Little Black Sheep Cafe – inspected October 7, 2020
Where? 7 Broad Street, Knighton, LD7 1BL
Previous rating: 4 (March 2019)
Little Black Sheep Cafe declined to comment but said they are awaiting a re-inspection soon. Powys County Council confirmed that the business will be inspected again imminently.
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Vale of Glamorgan
Bombers Bistro – inspected March 26, 2021
Where? Unit 1, Heritage Business Park, Wick Road, Llantwit Major, CF61 1YU
Previous rating: 1 (March 2020)
Bombers Bistro was approached for comment.
Premier Store – inspected January 12, 2021
Where? Premier Food 22 – 23 High Street, Barry. CF62 7EA
Previous rating: 1 (April 2018)
Premier Stores was approached for comment.
Siam Thai Street Food – inspected March 25, 2021
Where? Sully Sports & Leisure Club, South Road, Sully
Previous rating: Not available
Mr Power, the owner of Siam Thai Street Food, said: “We had a problem with electrics at the venue which has been sorted. We had follow-up visit today (May 5) from environmental health (Vale of Glamorgan Council).
“The few issues have now been rectified as they were teething problems having just taken over the business in November last year”.
Spar – inspected October 20, 2020 (recently re-inspected with new rating published soon)
Where? 1 Fontygary Road, Rhoose, CF62 3DR
Previous rating: 1 (October 2019)
A spokeswoman for Spar said: “We are aware of a zero hygiene rating at the independently owned SPAR store in Fontygary Road, Rhoose. The owner has been working closely with the local authorities to rectify the situation as quickly as possible to meet the high standards that customers expect from SPAR UK stores”.