A CAFE at a popular eco-friendly venue hit with a poor hygiene rating earlier this year has turned it round after inspectors returned.

The Fold cafe, based on the site shared with shops and a nature trail off the A4103 in Bransford, was give a one star rating - the second lowest which means major improvement is necessary - by Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) inspectors after an inspection on January 18.

Ratings are judged by WRS inspectors over the standards in the handling of food, how food is stored, how food is prepared, cleanliness of facilities and pest control, how food safety is managed and evidence staff know about food safety.

The original report into the venue found 'major improvement' was necessary in the management of food safety, the key category looking at the 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.

Marino Cretu, cafe manager, told us at the time they were immediately rebooking an inspection and staff were confident of a great outcome in a reinspection.

This has come to fruition as inspectors returned on March 9 and the cafe has now received a four star rating - meaning good overall - which is displayed on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website.

Inspectors found the management of food safety this time to be generally satisfactory while standards in the key categories of hygienic food handling and cleanliness and condition of facilities and building were both found to be very good.

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The list of one star rated city venues has been updated and features Age UK Worcester and District Lunch Club in Bilford Court, Lifestyle Express in Kilbury Drive, O Nosso Cafe in London Road and El Mexicana, The Cross.

AK General Foods, which was on the list, is no longer featured on the FSA website at all.

No Worcester business has the lowest rating, zero stars.

All information published is based on results on the FSA website, food.gov.uk, and is correct as of March 11, 2022, with inspections listed as the latest carried out.