Polish grocery store in Weymouth gets a one-star hygiene rating during inspection
A delicatessen in Weymouth received a one-star food hygiene rating from inspectors.
Polish Delicatessen on King Street in Weymouth sells a variety of Polish dishes from the mini market and deli counter.
On Monday March 15 of this year he was visited by the Dorset Council Food Hygiene Inspector, who rated the delicatessen on the hygiene scale.
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A one indicates that a “major improvement is needed” to improve the hygienic standards of the establishment.
One of the main reasons for the charcuterie’s low score was that raw meat and ready-to-eat meat were stored together on top of each other.
In the report, the inspector wrote: “Raw and ready-to-eat meats MUST be separated to avoid cross-contamination. Ready-to-eat foods contaminated with raw meat can cause food poisoning!
“This issue was raised in a previous inspection – further non-compliance is likely to lead to further action!”
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The inspector also found that protective gloves for handling food were kept in a bag by the meat slicer and were covered with scraps of meat.
Concerns were also raised in the inspector’s report that there was no water supply for the sink on the deli counter for hand washing.
The report also revealed that the inspector demanded to see the grocery store documents relating to food hygiene and said staff were unaware of its existence. The report indicates that the inspector was able to find old documents on site that had not been updated since 2017.
Inspectors said they had “little confidence in management” after this inspection.
A Dorset Council spokesperson said: “A further visit was made on April 14, 2021 to verify compliance – records show the owners have not appealed the note.
“Regarding compliance with the outstanding issues, we are awaiting the agent update – we should have it next week.”
The board will need to do another full inspection to assign a new score.
Even though it only has a one-star hygiene rating, it has an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of 67 Google reviews from customers praising its “friendly staff” and “superb range of food products” .
The deli has been contacted and declined to comment at this time.