A TAKEWAY in Tadley has been told it needs to make major improvements after being handed a one-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

Toprak Kebab, in The Parade, was told ‘major improvement necessary’ following an inspection on Tuesday, January 2.

Its menu offers dishes like pizzas, kebabs, chickens, burgers, and side orders like chicken nuggets. 

Food safety officers rate food hygiene by handling of food, the cleanliness and condition of the building and facilities, and the officer's confidence in the establishment.

At the kebab shop it was found that the system or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat and evidence that staff know about food safety, need major improvement.

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The cleanliness and condition of facilities and building (including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control) to enable good food hygiene, was found to need improvement.

The inspection also found that improvement needs to be made to the hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage.

The manager of the takeaway Ahmet Poprak told the Gazette the team have been working to correct the things highlighted in the inspection. He said a new inspection has been booked for the coming weeks.