THE BOSS of a Chinese takeaway which has gone from one to five stars said it was "never a hygiene problem" as he celebrates the new score.

Chee Wei, which is located in Abbotsbury Court, St Peters, Worcester, was given a rating of five after its inspection on Thursday, June 27.

Three months earlier, on March 27, the Chinese takeaway received a rating of one. 

The Chinese takeaway in Worcester has made improvements to achieve the highest possible score from the Food Standards Agency just months after receiving one of the lowest.

Chris Chen, owner of Chee Wei, said: "We don't want to make excuses, but it wasn't a hygiene problem, it was a paperwork one."

In March, Chee Wei received satisfactory scores for its hygienic food handling and conditions of facilities and building but was told major improvements were necessary when it came to the management of food safety.

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According to the Food Hygiene Agency, management of food safety refers to the system or checks that are in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat and evidence that staff know about food safety.

Mr Chen said: "We accepted what they said because it's our fault we got a score of one.

"We faced the problem and we fixed it."

In the latest report, they received good scores across the board.

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Alongside improvements to their management of food safety score, Mr Chen has made other improvements to the restaurant such as upgrading the equipment in the kitchen and providing staff with a new uniform.

Mr Chen added: "The staff used to wear black which, in the summer, would make them really hot, so we've changed it to purple which is a lot better."

The takeaway has proven popular with visitors, earning a 3.9/5 on Google reviews.

With Chee Wei's updated score, there are no takeaways in Worcester with a food hygiene rating below three and only one business in the city has a hygiene rating of one.