A TAKEAWAY in the city centre has bounced back after being hit with a poor food hygiene rating. 

El Mexicana was given a one-star food hygiene rating, the second-lowest available, by Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS).

Inspectors visited the Mexican restaurant The Cross following an inspection on January 27.

But after a new inspection on Thursday, April 14, inspectors gave the takeaway a four-star 'good' hygiene rating.

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Inspectors originally found "major improvement' was necessary in the management of food safety.

The category looks 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.

A spokesman for El Mexicana said at the time staff were "dismayed and appalled" and described it as a "one-off" explaining a fridge had broken down on the day of the inspection that had not been spotted.

"We have rebooked a reinspection, we are confident we will get 5 stars," the spokesman added. 

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Following the new inspection, inspectors said in a report that the standards found in the management of food safety category are good.

In the other two key categories standards were found to be generally satisfactory in cleanliness and condition of facilities and building, and good in hygienic food handling.

El Mexicana was asked for comment on the latest inspection but nobody responded as Worcester News went to press.

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In receiving four stars, El Mexicana has left the city list of one-star rated food businesses.

The list now includes Lifestyle Express in Kilbury Drive, O Nosso Cafe in London Road and AJ's Pizza Worcester in Laslett Street.

No business in Worcester has zero stars, the lowest rating.

Each food business must display its FSA information on its venue and online.

If managers disagree with a rating, or believe their business has been upgraded since receiving the rating listed on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website they should contact the FSA directly.

All information published is based on results on the FSA website, food.gov.uk, and is correct as of Friday, May 6 with inspections listed as the latest carried out.