A Sri-Lankan takeaway has been slapped with a one-star food hygiene rating and ordered to improve and seven in the town are on a zero rating.

Inspectors handed down the score after a visit on May 24.

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Ceylon Cuisine on Parliament Road serves up Sri Lankan and South Indian food but it will need to make changes before council officers return if it wants to increase its score.

Inspectors found major improvements were necessary regarding the management of food safety, which includes making sure that the food sold is safe to eat and that staff are aware of food safety.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Ceylon Cuisine on Parliament Road Picture: GoogleCeylon Cuisine on Parliament Road Picture: Google

The takeaway will also need to make changes to ensure it is cleaner and staff are hygienically handling food.

Inspectors will have completed a full report about the visit which will include recommendations to the owners.

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Zero is the lowest score, where urgent changes are required, and five is the highest.

Businesses can organise a re-inspection once they have made the changes.

There are currently 18 firms with a one-star rating in Middlesbrough.

Seven food vendors are at the lowest end of the scale with a 0 rating.

These are:

  • Adulis on Gresham Road
  • Al-Madina on Parliament Road 
  • Antalya Shawarma on Linthorpe Road
  • Dee Dee’s cafe on Snowdon Road
  • Pakeeza on Linthorpe Road,
  • Palladium Fish & Chips on Eastbourne Road
  • Zan’s on Parliament Road


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