chinese takeaway maintains 4 star hygiene rating despite tooth found in meal

Chinese takeaway is allowed to keep four star food safety rating after it delivered a takeaway which contained a human tooth

A Chinese takeaway in Worcestershire which delivered a meal containing a human tooth has been allowed to keep its four-star food hygiene rating.

Newtown Cantonese Takeaway will not be downgraded following an inspection by Worcestershire Regulatory Services, who carry out health and safety checks on licensed premises for councils in the area.

Local couple Stephanie McDonough and David Burrows reported the restaurant on Newtown Road, Worcester which prompted the checks.

Steph and Dave were left disgusted after finding a large molar in the £6.30 pork curry they had ordered. Takeaway manager Mr. Chen, who did not provide his first name, said: ‘The inspector checked all the staff to see if we have any teeth missing, which we don’t!

Helen Cameron, food safety manager at Worcestershire Regulatory Services, said: ‘A lab report has confirmed it was a human molar tooth that was passed to us by the complainant. While it must have been an unpleasant and stressful experience for the complainant to find a human tooth in their food, I am satisfied that there are no grounds for formal action against Newtown Cantonese as there is no evidence to indicate how the tooth entered the food chain.’

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