Page last updated at 17:29 GMT, Wednesday, 2 September 2009 18:29 UK

'Unhygienic' food premises shamed

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Two kebab shops were among those failed by Swindon's inspectors

Ten food premises in Swindon have received the council's worst rating for hygiene during inspections this year.

A hotel, a Mexican restaurant and two kebab takeaways feature in the list of premises which received no stars from the borough council.

Food businesses are awarded stars to show how well they comply with food safety legislation.

Councillor Colin Lovell said he hoped the scheme would encourage businesses to maintain a good standard.

He said: "The majority of Swindon food businesses do comply with the law and many are very good indeed.

"Unfortunately a small minority have shown to have very poor standards during the unannounced inspections."

The named and shamed businesses have been issued with a compliance order and they could be prosecuted if they fail to implement improvements.

The premises rated as zero (and date of last inspection) are:

• Hythe Road Stores, Hythe Road (21/01/2009 )

• Lower Shaw Farm, Old Shaw Lane (03/03/2009)

• La Casa, Devizes Road (19/05/2009)

• Princetons Grill, Market Street (22/05/2009)

• M Nawaz Food Store, Broad Street (18/06/2009)

• Oriental Express, Clive Parade (21/07/2009)

• Cosmo Restaurant, Holbrook Way (09/07/2009)

• UK Leisurewear, In House Catering, Westmead Drive (15/07/2009)

• Walcot Kebab & Pizzeria, Sussex Square (08/07/2009)

• Ivy Hotel, Moormead Road, Wroughton (16/07/2009)

None of the premises contacted by the BBC was immediately available for comment.



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