York student café scores 1 out of 5 for food hygiene, with ‘major improvement needed’

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A student café bar in York received a low rating on food hygiene and said it was “a major improvement needed”.

The Courtyard at Derwent College on the University of York Heslington campus scored just one in five after an inspection by York City Council last month.

While it was rated “very good” for cleanliness, it fell on the other two criteria.

For hygiene and food safety, The Courtyard was rated: ‘Improvement needed’. This means: “Some major non-conformities with legal obligations – more effort is needed to avoid lower standards. “

And for confidence in management, it was judged: ‘Major improvement needed’. This means: “Variable compliance report. Poor appreciation of hazards and control measures. No food safety management system.

The results were updated yesterday (Thursday 23 December).

The Courtyard is a coffee bar open until 11pm every evening. It also hosts a range of events, including karaoke quizzes, and has a beer garden.

A spokesperson for the York University Students’ Union (YUSU), which runs the courtyard kitchen, said:

“The issues raised by the inspection last November were mainly with record keeping and other administrative issues, and since then we have implemented a number of changes and improvements, including ongoing staff training. and updating our procedures and records.

“Following these changes, we requested a reassessment of the kitchen facilities as soon as possible.

“Food safety in our kitchens is our priority and we are committed to the highest health and safety standards in all of our dining locations. ”

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