New food hygiene ratings have been awarded to five of Cornwall’s restaurants, pubs and takeaways – including two in Helston, one of which was rated as 'urgent improvement necessary'.

The latest information has now been published on the Food Standards Agency’s website, rounding up the results of the last three months.


One takeaway is listed in the most recent inspections.

• Rated 0: India at 3 Wendron Street, Helston; rated on August 2

A food safety officer found in the area inspected:

-Hygienic food handling (hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage) - 'major improvement necessary'.

-Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building (including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control to enable good food hygiene) - 'major improvement necessary'.

-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) - 'major improvement necessary'.

When contacted by the Packet the manager of India said that the team was working with a food safety officer to make ongoing improvements.

He said Covid-19 had had an impact, adding that the takeaway planned to be re-inspected once all the improvements had been implemented.

The Packet will give an update when any revised rating is published.

Also rated were:

Restaurants, cafes and canteens

The following ratings have been given to three restaurants, cafes or canteens in Cornwall:

• Rated 5: ABM Catering at Livewest Cafe, Tolvaddon Energy Park, Tolvaddon, Camborne; rated on October 6

• Rated 5: Portreath Tandoori at Bridge Mews Cafe, New Portreath Road, Redruth; rated on September 10

• Rated 5: Wilder Allotment Kitchen/Atta at Mount Pleasant Ecological Park, Porthtowan; rated on September 3

Pubs, bars and nightclubs

Another rating has been handed out in the pubs, bars or nightclubs category:

• Rated 5: The Bell Inn at 33 - 35 Meneage Street, Helston; rated on October 6

Food hygiene inspections are carried out at commercial food premises, as well as other places serving food such as schools and care homes, to ensure standards are maintained. A score is given between zero and five, depending on the findings.

The Food Standards Agency states on its website: "The food hygiene rating reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of the inspection by the local authority. The food hygiene rating is not a guide to food quality."