A WIDNES hotel has been told it requires 'major improvement' regarding its food hygiene.

The Everglades Hotel, off Derby Road in Widnes, has been slapped with a disappointing score of one-out-of-five for food hygiene.

Inspections are carried out by local authorities alongside the Food Standards Agency.

There is often a delay between an inspection taking place and the results of the inspection being made public on the FSA's website.

The Everglades Hotel was inspected by Halton Borough Council on October 4.

Inspections are carried out against the following criteria:

  • Hygienic food handling - Hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage.
  • Management of food safety - System or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future.
  • Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building - Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building (including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control) to enable good food hygiene.

The results of the Everglades Hotel's inspection show that the hotel was rated in the following ways:

  • Hygienic food handling - Improvement necessary
  • Management of food safety - Major improvement necessary
  • Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building - Improvement necessary

All information is taken from the Food Standards Agency and is accurate at the time of writing.