Courtyard Given One out of Five for Food Hygiene

The inspection found that major hygiene improvement is necessary.

The Courtyard received a one out of five food hygiene rating after a 10 November Council inspection, meaning major improvement is necessary.

On hygienic food handling, which includes the preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage of food, The Courtyard was found to have “improvement necessary”.

Management of food safety was judged to have “major improvement necessary”. This includes the systems in place to ensure food is safe to eat and that staff know about food safety, and whether the food safety officer is confident food safety standards will be maintained.

The Courtyard did perform well in the cleanliness and condition of facilities and building category, which includes the layout of the building, ventilation, hand washing facilities, and pest control; it was judged to be very good in this area.

A YUSU spokesperson said: “The issues raised by the inspection last November primarily focused on record keeping and other administrative issues, and since then we have implemented a number of changes and improvements, including further staff training and updating our procedures and records.

“Following those changes we have asked for a reassessment of the kitchen facilities at the earliest opportunity.

“Food safety in our kitchens is our priority and we are committed to ensuring we adhere to the highest health and safety standards across all our catering venues.”