Popular Chinese restaurant Pak Lock closed after council gives them lowest rating in hygiene inspection

News / Wed 8th Nov 2017 at 07:48am

A POPULAR Harlow chinese restaurant has been closed after being given the lowest possible rating for food hygiene.

The Pak Lock in Bush Fair was inspected in September by Harlow Council.

The inspection informed the owners of the restaurant that it required “urgent improvement” after giving it a zero rating.

The report rated them as follows:

Food Hygiene and Safety: Poor

Poor = Some major non-compliance with statutory obligations – more effort required to prevent fall in standards.

Structural Compliance: Bad

Bad = General failure to satisfy statutory obligations – standards generally low.

Confidence in Management: Little

Little = Varying record of compliance. Poor appreciation of hazards and control measures. No food safety management system.

The Pak Lock is something of a national institution in Harlow. It is often packed at a weekend with loyal customers having dined there since the seventies.

Councillor Danny Purton, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “Our Environmental Health Officers have been working closely with Pak Lock following the ‘0’ food hygiene rating inspection in September 2017.

“We have not closed the premises and the business has been making good progress with implementing a number of improvements. The food hygiene ratings enable residents to make informed choices about where to eat and help businesses make improvements.

“Food hygiene ratings can be found using the following link; Pak Lock

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1 Comment for Popular Chinese restaurant Pak Lock closed after council gives them lowest rating in hygiene inspection:

2017-11-08 08:15:06

Never been back since getting the squits some 20 years ago,about time.

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