Mayoral improvements need to be made to a takeaway, food hygiene inspectors have warned.
Ceylon Kitchen on Parliament Road was inspected on May 24 and slapped with a one star rating.
Middlesbrough takeaways serve Sri Lankan and South Indian dishes.
During the inspection council officers found a toilet which opened directly into an area where food was handled.
The owners will have to install an entrance hall between the two areas to prevent any risk of contamination.
There wasn’t even soap at the washroom sink, so people couldn’t wash their hands properly at the sink. Council officers found dirty cardboard on the surfaces of the premises, which cannot be effectively cleaned.
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The report states: “Major improvement is required to comply with legal requirements as detailed in this report. With this in mind, I must warn you that if similar conditions are identified on future visits, this authority may consider formal action.
Dirty rags were also found to be used in takeout and inspectors reminded owners that it was important that separate rags were used for cleaning raw and ready-to-eat food equipment to avoid contamination crossed.
The wall covering, one shelf and the flooring in the scullery were all damaged and could not be cleaned effectively. The kitchen flooring was filthy especially at the floor/wall level and the owners were urged to clean it thoroughly and to these standards.
Once they have made the necessary changes, companies can arrange a return visit.
There are 18 businesses with a one-star rating in Middlesbrough.
Ceylon Cuisine has been contacted for comment.
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