Guildford’s Kokoro has lowest food hygiene rating in The Friary

March 25, 2017
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All but one of the food outlets at The Friary in Guildford achieved high food hygiene ratings during their latest Food Standards Agency (FSA) inspections.

Sushi-restaurant Kokoro received a two-star rating following its last inspection in December, which means ‘improvement necessary’ to their overall hygiene standards.

Specifically, the inspection found ‘improvement necessary’ to the hygienic handling of food, which includes preparation, cooking, re-heating and storage.

The inspection also found Kokoro had ‘generally satisfactory’ standards of food safety management and ‘good’ standards of the cleanliness and condition of facilities to enable good food hygiene.

Kokoro administration manager/representative, Hyeejin Moon, said: “We have appealed and are waiting for the results.

“We had one critical mistake that we did not follow. The one problem has been rectified right away.”

Apart from Kokoro, all food outlets achieved high food hygiene ratings during their latest FSA inspections
(Photo: Surrey Advertiser)

Ms Moon said she could not disclose the reason for the low rating.

The FSA website states that a hygiene rating reflects the standards found at the time of inspection, and businesses can appeal or ask for a re-inspection.

Most other eateries in the Friary have earned five-star or four-star ratings, the top end of the FSA scale, meaning standards are “very good” and “good” respectively.

Muffin Break received a three-star rating, meaning hygiene standards are “generally satisfactory”.

The FSA, a government department, works with local authorities to ensure food business comply with food hygiene laws and inspections are carried out by food safety officers.

Ratings are based on how food is handled, the premises where it is prepared and how food safety procedures are managed.

Food hygiene ratings are published on the FSA website and the marks listed below were correct as at March 24, 2017.

Here are the ratings in full for the Friary:

  • Kokoro – 2, December 2016
  • Muffin Break – 3
  • Auntie Anne’s – 4
  • Thai Express – 4
  • Costa – 5
  • El Mexicana – 5
  • Gelato and Shake – 5
  • Krispy Kreme -5
  • KFC – 5
  • McDonald’s -5
  • Subway – 5

Four outlets are yet to be inspected: Bubble Ci-Tea, Fuel Juice Bars, Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe and Thorntons.

The FSA website explains some food businesses are deemed to be “a low risk to people’s health” due to the way the food is packaged, and are not inspected on this basis.

Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/guildfords-kokoro-lowest-food-hygiene-12794768


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