Dancing Dragon restaurant handed lowest food hygiene rating following inspection

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Major improvement is needed at a Chinese restaurant in Canning Circus after it scored a zero star rating for food hygiene.

Dancing Dragon, on Derby Road in Canning Circus, has been given the lowest rating that a food establishment can receive following an inspected on January 3 this year.

The score has been published by the Food Standards Agency, following a visit by Nottingham City Council inspectors.

Dancing Dragon in Derby Road

They found necessary improvement is needed around hygienic food handling including preparation, cooking, reheating, cooling and storage.

Their report found 'major improvement' was necessary in the cleanliness and condition of the overall facilities and the building including having an appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control.

Dancing Dragon in Derby Road

Management of food safety was also found to be failing, with 'major improvement' needed such as checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and that the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future.

Jing Wang, 35, manager of the restaurant, which has been running in the city for nine years, said improvements were underway.

She said: "Yes it is a shame. We really needed some improvements. The improvement suggestions and requests one by one we are doing what they told us.

"We will be making improvements. He suggested improvements in one week and he has done a second visit already and has seen an improvement."

She said improvements being carried out included unblocking the sink, fixing the roof and overhauling the management system of the restaurant, which includes checking whether the fridge is working correctly and making sure the temperature is correct inside.

A spokesman for Nottingham City Council said: "We can confirm that the Dancing Dragon restaurant on Derby Road received a zero rating for poor cleanliness/repair of the structure.

"Follow-up visits have found that they are cooperating to improve standards but further works will be checked to ensure that they continue to improve.

"The business may apply to be re-scored when they feel that all deficiencies have been addressed.

"As with any food outlet, if satisfactory progress is not continued then environmental health officers will move to prosecution."