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Lily Lion takeaway given zero-star food hygiene rating

Wigan-based takeaway Lily Lion has been given a zero-star rating for food hygiene, which means that urgent improvement is necessary.


The Shevington chinese takeaway was inspected on May 2 by local authority inspectors, and here’s where it failed:

Lily Lion in Shevington

Lily Lion in Shevington

Hygienic food handling: Major improvement necessary

Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Improvement necessary

Management of food safety: Major improvement necessary

If you wish to see the food safety officer’s report on which this outlet’s rating is based, you can request this from the local authority

How unhygienic does a food outlet need to be to get a zero-star rating?

How are food outlets judged on hygiene?

Businesses that serve food are judged on three criteria:

How hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored.

The condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities

How the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.

What happens when a restaurant or takeaway gets a zero-star food hygiene rating?