A Pizza Hut Delivery store in East London was forced to close after being awarded the lowest possible hygiene rating score by the local council.
The Chingford store on 96 Chingford Mount Road, E4, was visited by environment health officers from Waltham Forest Council on November 15, 2021.
Investigations found that ‘urgent improvement’ was required across all areas.
The delivery branch was measured across three criteria – hygienic food handling, cleanliness and condition of facilities and building and management of food safety.
Following the inspection, council officers dished out the lowest possible food hygiene rating to the Pizza Hut Delivery branch – a zero out of five.
A local resident posted the findings to a Facebook group for Chingford residents, and some were outraged by the discovery.
One customer fumed: “Council took 58 days to publish this meanwhile us, the public, are eating it. Disgusting. Last two I had were awful.”
The other two Pizza Huts in the Borough have been deemed of better standard, according to recent inspections.
The High Road, Leyton premises was given a 5 out of 5 ‘very good’ rating in November 2020, while the restaurant on High Street, Walthamstow received a 4 out of 5 rating in January 2021.
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MyLondon has contacted Waltham Forest Council for more information about the exact findings of environmental health officers at the premises.
A spokesperson from Pizza Hut Delivery said: “We take food safety and hygiene extremely seriously.
“Following an inspection that raised the need for improvement at our Chingford Hut, it was temporarily closed while we worked with the franchisee and an independent food safety consultant to address the issues.
“To make sure our Huts meet our high standards, we provide comprehensive food safety and hygiene training for staff and regularly monitor Huts to check they maintain consistent levels of cleanliness.”
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