ONE Carmarthenshire business has currently got a zero food hygiene rating.

Every business which serves food is required by law to be inspected. They are then ranked from five – meaning standards are excellent – to zero – meaning urgent improvement is necessary.

Food hygiene ratings are awarded following inspections by the local authority.

Inspectors mark businesses on the following three elements:

  • Hygienic food handling: Hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage.
  • Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building (including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control) to enable good food hygiene
  • Management of food safety: 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

Below is the business which has a zero food hygiene rating.

The ratings are listed on the Food Standards Agency website, and all information in this article is as listed March 26, 2024.

G Watkins and Sons

Address: Heol Cwmbach, Drefach, Carmarthenshire

Date of inspection: September 6, 2023

Inspection outcome:

  • Hygienic food handling: Generally satisfactory
  • Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building: Generally satisfactory
  • Management of food safety: Urgent improvement necessary