5 Raphael Street
25 August 2020
Hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage
Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building (including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control) to enable good food hygiene
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
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The inspection undertaken found that the overall hygiene practices to be compliant, with the structural measures given a 0 (highest rating) score, there were identified concerns that were rectified within 24-48 hours and a rigourous review of third party supplier certification, which lead to the lower rating on this inspection, as full due diligence as to the dertermination of the sushi products being clasified as RTE was questioned.
This was sought by suppliers and it was identified that two products were not classified as RTE and one was queried and still requires acceptance by the local government authority based on written evidence.
All products that were belived to be RTE are now frozen and were attended to as per advice by the EHP within the requested time frame.
Zuma Management had believed that all products were considered RTE as they are supplied across London for the same if not similar useage, yet this does not change the need to undertake greater due diligence checks of third party suppliers.
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