THREE Mid Cheshire food outlets have been panned over their food hygiene standards.

A take-away and an Indian restaurant in Northwich were both given a 0/5 star food hygiene compliance rating during the most recent round of unannounced inspections by environmental health officers. A Winsford curry house had an equally poor assessment.

The Caspian and the Cheshire Tandoori, both on Chester Road, Northwich, were ranked among the poorest for standards in the old Vale Royal area, along with the Dildar restaurant on High Street, Winsford. All three have been inspected in the last six months.

An online report reveals the outlets have “poor appreciation of hazards and control measures”, “poor” general hygiene and safety and track records of “major non-compliance with statutory obligations”.

The information can be viewed in full at, a national public information website on which the official local authority hygiene ratings for food businesses can be checked.

Of the 908 premises listed in the former Vale Royal area, there are only eight with no stars.

The others – which were last assessed more than 12 months ago – are the One Stop Shops on Delamere Street and Wharton Road , Winsford; Moulton Methodist Church; The Shrewsbury Arms at Little Budworth and British Raj, also on Chester Road, Northwich.

Ian Callister, spokesman for Cheshire West and Chester Council which is now responsible for monitoring and maintaining hygiene standards, said: “The council closely monitors establishments with poor hygiene ratings. Any establishment that fails to comply with food hygiene improvement notices will face prosecution.”

The Caspian, Cheshire Tandoori and Dildar all said they were working with the council to improve standards.