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Food businesses in Newham with lowest-possible hygiene ratings

PUBLISHED: 10:56 16 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:56 16 September 2015

Eastern Eye Indian Restaurant on High Street South in East Ham is one of 36 restaurants in the borough that has a 0/5 Food Standards Agency rating

Eastern Eye Indian Restaurant on High Street South in East Ham is one of 36 restaurants in the borough that has a 0/5 Food Standards Agency rating

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We probably don’t give it a moment’s thought when hungry, but just how clean are the places serving us our meat, fish and groceries?

Eat More on Railway Station Bridge in Forest Gate is one of 36 restaurants in the borough that has a 0/5 Food Standards Agency ratingEat More on Railway Station Bridge in Forest Gate is one of 36 restaurants in the borough that has a 0/5 Food Standards Agency rating

Of the 1,367 businesses from Newham listed on the Food Standards Agency website, 36 have a zero out of five hygiene rating when the Recorder went to press.

That rate of 2.6 per cent of eateries and shops scoring the lowest-possible rating dwarves that of Barking and Dagenham, where only 0.2pc are rated zero, or Tower Hamlets which boasts a miniscule 0.01pc.

The total of 36 is also more than all the zero-rated businesses in Tower Hamlets, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge combined.

Eastern Eye, in High Street South, East Ham, was inspected on June 30 and found to have an infestation of German cockroaches but opened again after a re-inspection three days later.

Newham businesses with 0/5 ratings

Chicken & Pizza Hut, 951 Romford Road, Manor Park

Fakruddin Foods, 704 Romford Road, Manor Park

Loyal Restaurant Grill House, 624B Romford Road, Manor Park

Mahins Pizza & Peri Peri Grill, 31 Station Road, Manor Park

Romford Road Fish Bazar, 600 Romford Road, Manor Park

Chennai Dosa Pure Vegetarian, 339 High Street North, Manor Park

Amma Chettinadu Restaurant, 240 High Street North, Manor Park

A - Z Food Co, 27 - 29 Plashet Grove, East Ham

Peri Peri Chickies Fast Food, 32 Plashet Grove, East Ham

Number 5 Marker Pound Foods, 178 Plashet Grove, East Ham

Safari Café, 173 Plashet Grove, East Ham

Green Zone, 156 High Street North, East Ham

Always Always Grocery Ltd, 22 The Shopping Hall, Myrtle Road, East Ham

Eastern Eye Indian Restaurant, 269 High Street South, East Ham

LA Pizza, 396 Romford Road, Forest Gate

Charsi Tikka, 50 Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate

Eat More, 8-10 Railway Station Bridge, Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate

Kiheta African Shop LTD, 1A Sebert Road, Forest Gate

Harvey Shellfish, Pitch 30, The Mall, Stratford

La Pizzara And Kebabs, 355 High Street, Stratford

Rafi Grocers, 48 Romford Road, Stratford

Mobeen Restaurant, 222-226 Green Street, Forest Gate

Mona Food, 25A Oakdale Road, Forest Gate

S And S Briyani, Rear Of 19 To 29 Shaftesbury Road, Forest Gate

Pound Value Ltd, 3 High Street North, East Ham

Grilldom Ltd, 92 High Street, Plaistow

KK Karachi Spice Master, 289 Barking Road, Plaistow

Sheesha Kebabish, 298 Barking Road, East Ham

Kings Restaurant, 147 Barking Road, Canning Town

Lins Fish Bar T/A Chinese Takeaway, 341 Prince Regent Lane, West Beckton

Leggs Butchers And Deli, 29 Freemasons Road, Canning Town

The Overdraft Tavern, Ananthapuri Restaurant, 200 - 202 High Street North, East Ham

Marker Woody’s, 207 High Street North, East Ham

Southern Fried Chicken, 580 Barking Road, Plaistow

Upton Park Meats, 21 Queens Market, Upton Park

The Café, Bus Station, Silvertown Way, Canning Town

Eat More, in Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate had a mice infestation when checked on May 29, and closed under an emergency hygiene prohibition order.

Pest control measures were introduced and a deep clean carried out before it opened after a re-inspection on June 9.

Officers inspecting Amma Chettinadu Restaurant, in High Street North, Manor Park, were greeted by a new manager who had no formal training.

The premises had no pest control contract or antibacterial spray and a blocked sink so was served with an improvement notice requiring staff to undergo food hygiene training.

Fakruddin Foods on Romford Road in Manor Park is one of 36 restaurants in the borough that has a 0/5 Food Standards Agency ratingFakruddin Foods on Romford Road in Manor Park is one of 36 restaurants in the borough that has a 0/5 Food Standards Agency rating

Fakruddin Foods, in Romford Road, Manor Park, has been closed for refurbishment since its inspection on June 30, and is now moving a toilet out of the kitchen.

Business adviser Mamun Fadeque is helping out the owner.

“Things were not sustainable the way they were so we’re making a lot of changes and we will be reopening soon,” he said.

“The toilet has been removed from the kitchen for one thing.”

Cllr Ian Corbett, mayoral advisor for environment and leisure, said: “Councils have powers to close premises only if they pose an imminent threat to public health.

“Once this threat has been eliminated then the legislation allows the business to reopen.

“If the government was to introduce food premises licensing the council would have more powers to drive up food safety standards in businesses.

A spokesman for the Food Standards Agency said: “Where businesses are given ratings of zero or one, they must make urgent or major improvements to hygiene standards.”

Do you use any of the 36 listed businesses? What are your views? Email mark.shales@archant.co.uk or call 020 8477 3824.


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