Care home given one-star food hygiene rating


A Gloucester care home has been given a one-star food hygiene following an inspection.

Edward House in Gloucester, which is run by Selwyn Care and owned by Care Tech, was handed the rating by the Food Standards Agency in January having failed to address issues flagged up in a precious report in June 2017, Gloucestershire Live reported.

A spokesperson for Edward House said: “Our objective at Edward House is to meet or exceed all regulatory requirements and guidance. It is very much a matter of regret that some of the issues in January’s inspection had also been noted in a previous one.

“We have, however, taken immediate action to resolve the issues highlighted in January’s inspection and, through ongoing monitoring, we will ensure that the required standards are maintained. We look forward to the opportunity of demonstrating the improvements in our next inspection.”

The inspection found staff were not carrying out required controls and were not aware of Food Safety Management System guidance.

Staff were also not aware of how to check for pest infestation and not aware that any pest control contract was in place.

A cleaning schedule had not been completed since October 2018 with further breaches of food hygiene including a thermometer for meats being washed with soapy water and not disinfectant and required daily fridge and freezer checks only recorded three times in the month of January.

Staff were also found to be not wearing required protective clothing and meat was found to have been cooked at below safe temperatures.


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