UPDATE: The owner of Jaqk's says the inspection which led to the 0 rating was incorrect and the store is set to be re inspected.

A CHICKEN shop in Worcester has been re-inspected after it received the lowest possible rating from the Food Standards Agency.

The re-inspection of Jaqk's Chicken and Chips, in Foregate Street, found that the hygienic food handling was "generally satisfactory" while improvement was still necessary when it came to the "cleanliness of facilities and buildings"

Jaqk’s Chicken and Chips Co, in Foregate Street, received 0 out of 5 when it was inspected last month by the FSA.

This is the lowest possible rating and was the second time the eatery has gained this score.

The inspection said that improvement was necessary with regards hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage.

It also said that “major improvement” was necessary in the areas of cleanliness and condition of facilities and building (including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control) to enable good food hygiene and having a system of checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat,

It also said evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future was needed.

The inspection was carried out on October 22, but a Worcester City Council spokesman said they could not publish the contents of the report as the premises owner had registered a complaint with them that required inspection.

The spokesman said they hoped to release the report “in due course”.