Three Ipswich establishments given one-star food hygiene rating

Sydney Mini Market, Ipswich

Sydney Mini Market, Ipswich

Three establishments in Ipswich have been given one star food hygiene ratings after latest inspections.

Kenny's Cafe in Nacton Road, Ipswich.

Kenny's Cafe in Nacton Road, Ipswich.

The Sydney Mini Market in St Helens Street had only been under the management of new owner Sirwan Kalhury for two weeks when it was given its rating, but management said it has since made all the necessary improvements.

“We are planning next month to do the hygiene rating again because we have changed some stuff,” Mr Kalhury said.

When the new owner took over, the store only had one member of staff, resulting in inspectors finding six items of out-of-date food on the shelf, but changes have since been made to recruit more staff and arrange more rigorous checks, as well as sort ceiling faults.

Kenny’s Cafe in Nacton Road was given the rating after no hot water was available as a result of boiler change work carried out by British Gas, but after visits from inspectors management said it is now on course for a five-star rating.

Cappadocia in Capel St Mary.

Cappadocia in Capel St Mary.


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Manager Vabuz Aslan said: “British Gas changed our gas so we had that when the inspectors came.

“They will come back this week, and this month is the second month, so he will come once more next month as is normal procedure and then we will be five stars – we are quite popular with people.”

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Inspectors at the Cappadocia Turkish Restaurant in London Road, Capel St Mary, found no issues with hygiene or food quality, but some paperwork faults meant it was given the one star rating.

A spokesman from Babergh District Council stressed that there were no issues on the day of the visit, other than the restaurant not having a food safety management document – a document which provides evidence that staff are aware of safety procedures.

The spokesman added: “It’s simply making sure that it continues to a be a high quality.”

A spokesman from the restaurant said: “We have the paperwork done now and there was nothing wrong with the cooking or hygiene or anything, it was just the paperwork,” and added that they were on course for a five-star rating when inspectors are due to return next month.

A spokesman from Ipswich Borough Council, which carries out the inspections in Ipswich, said: “All premises can request a re-inspection and we always offer our expertise and advice to help businesses improve their ratings.”

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