£1.2 million Wayne Walker meat shop gets zero hygiene rating

£1.2 million Wayne Walker meat shop gets zero hygiene rating

£1.2 million Wayne Walker meat shop gets zero hygiene rating

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THE boss of a Bolton butchery super shop has vowed there will never be a repeat of the “silly human error” which resulted in a zero rating from the town’s food hygiene inspection team.

Wayne Walker Quality Meat Sales in Bradshawgate received the 0 out of a possible five score from Bolton Council’s officers on October 28 last year.

It was issued because the same piece of equipment was used for both raw and ready-to-eat food.

A council spokesman said: “Under the Food Standards Agency guidance, such equipment cannot safely be used for both raw and cooked foods.

“Wayne Walker Meats voluntarily agreed to immediately cease using the equipment for ready-to-eat food and disposed of the food it had been in contact with.

“A recall notice for food which was at risk of contamination was displayed in the shop and on the website.

“The premises was visited again subsequently to confirm that separate equipment was in use. A further hygiene inspection is due shortly.”

Ian Wallbanks, general manager of Wayne Walker, which also has an outlet in Stoke, said the breach had been “a simple silly human error”.

He added: “The person concerned used the same machine for cooked and raw products, which is just bad practice,” he said.


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“We have done everything the environmental health team suggested and the member of staff was severely reprimanded, and we have put in place staff training to make sure it never happens again.

“We have only been open in Bolton for 12 months in this was clearly a teething problem.

“We have invested £1.2 million to the premises in Bolton and we are serious about our commitment to supplying high quality product to the people of the town.

“I look forward to the next visit from the council’s environmental health team.”

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10:18am Tue 18 Mar 14

JOHN HIGHAM says...

Can someone please explain to me why this shop is still allowed to open..
Can someone please explain to me why this shop is still allowed to open.. JOHN HIGHAM
  • Score: -7

10:24am Tue 18 Mar 14

Stan1966 says...

Well, if you read the article you will find out why.
Well, if you read the article you will find out why. Stan1966
  • Score: 68

10:55am Tue 18 Mar 14

oftbewildered2 says...

the member of staff should have been reprimanded only if he/she had previously received the correct training re food hygiene. Although ignorance is no excuse, it is up to the management to ensure that every member of staff is up to date with rules and regulations etc. Unfortunately domestic standards are not good enough for commercial concerns - and domestic standards do very greatly with apparently no ill effect.
the member of staff should have been reprimanded only if he/she had previously received the correct training re food hygiene. Although ignorance is no excuse, it is up to the management to ensure that every member of staff is up to date with rules and regulations etc. Unfortunately domestic standards are not good enough for commercial concerns - and domestic standards do very greatly with apparently no ill effect. oftbewildered2
  • Score: 40

11:21am Tue 18 Mar 14

stereo_world says...

"Wayne Walker Quality Meat Sales in Bradshawgate received the 0 out of a possible five score from Bolton Council’s officers on October 28 last year."

I don't see why the BN should be posting this news on March 18th, nearly 5 months later? If they've ceased using the machine, then an article like this isn't really going to help increase business is it? Are you trying to get that building vacated yet again?
"Wayne Walker Quality Meat Sales in Bradshawgate received the 0 out of a possible five score from Bolton Council’s officers on October 28 last year." I don't see why the BN should be posting this news on March 18th, nearly 5 months later? If they've ceased using the machine, then an article like this isn't really going to help increase business is it? Are you trying to get that building vacated yet again? stereo_world
  • Score: 100

12:01pm Tue 18 Mar 14

LordLeverhulme says...

Well if a £1.2M butchers can't follow BASIC food safety procedures then they should be closed down to be honest.
Well if a £1.2M butchers can't follow BASIC food safety procedures then they should be closed down to be honest. LordLeverhulme
  • Score: 33

12:49pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Don Kiddick says...

Overblown, bloated reporting by the Bolton News team and grossly unfair. Where are the reports showing the condition of the other 99% of the premises?

It is unfortunate that the mistake was made but for it to be sensationalised in such a way is grossly misleading. This company has invested £1.2m into Bolton's deplorable and decrepit town centre and this is how the snivelling and pathetic excuses for journalists employed by the Bolton News view the business?

Change this story and change it now to fully reflect the condition of the premises.

John Higham - I'm sure you think it's fair for a business to kiss goodbye to £1m and for all those employed to lose their livelihoods all because of a simple mistake, I'm equally sure you would fall on your own sword too if you had slipped up in such a way, of course you would. C0ck.
Overblown, bloated reporting by the Bolton News team and grossly unfair. Where are the reports showing the condition of the other 99% of the premises? It is unfortunate that the mistake was made but for it to be sensationalised in such a way is grossly misleading. This company has invested £1.2m into Bolton's deplorable and decrepit town centre and this is how the snivelling and pathetic excuses for journalists employed by the Bolton News view the business? Change this story and change it now to fully reflect the condition of the premises. John Higham - I'm sure you think it's fair for a business to kiss goodbye to £1m and for all those employed to lose their livelihoods all because of a simple mistake, I'm equally sure you would fall on your own sword too if you had slipped up in such a way, of course you would. C0ck. Don Kiddick
  • Score: 66

12:53pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Harold 1 says...

Their chicken tartare is delicious ...my bulimic sister swears by it
Their chicken tartare is delicious ...my bulimic sister swears by it Harold 1
  • Score: 16

2:04pm Tue 18 Mar 14

mollymalone86 says...

Even my 8 year old son knows that you keep raw meat well away from cooked meat. What kind of idiots are they employing?!!
Even my 8 year old son knows that you keep raw meat well away from cooked meat. What kind of idiots are they employing?!! mollymalone86
  • Score: 23

3:22pm Tue 18 Mar 14

dazzalad says...

Not the only one with a zero...

http://ratings.food.
gov.uk/enhanced-sear
ch/en-GB/%5E/bolton/
desc_rating/0/%5E/%5
E/1/1/10
Not the only one with a zero... http://ratings.food. gov.uk/enhanced-sear ch/en-GB/%5E/bolton/ desc_rating/0/%5E/%5 E/1/1/10 dazzalad
  • Score: 14

4:57pm Tue 18 Mar 14

I, Ludicrous says...

It was a human error, yes, but this kind of thing is absolutely sacrosanct when handling meat. I do hope though that the business gets the opportunity, in the BN, to explain what training schemes and safeguards they've put in place to see that this kind of thing isn't allowed to happen again.
It was a human error, yes, but this kind of thing is absolutely sacrosanct when handling meat. I do hope though that the business gets the opportunity, in the BN, to explain what training schemes and safeguards they've put in place to see that this kind of thing isn't allowed to happen again. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 15

5:38pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Wolfie190 says...

Is it busy that place as he has to sell a lot of meat to start recouping that £1.2 million ???
Is it busy that place as he has to sell a lot of meat to start recouping that £1.2 million ??? Wolfie190
  • Score: 4

5:49pm Tue 18 Mar 14

soup153 says...

LordLeverhulme wrote:
Well if a £1.2M butchers can't follow BASIC food safety procedures then they should be closed down to be honest.
As Lord Leverhulme would have said 'What rule'
[quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: Well if a £1.2M butchers can't follow BASIC food safety procedures then they should be closed down to be honest.[/p][/quote]As Lord Leverhulme would have said 'What rule' soup153
  • Score: 2

6:35pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Welcometothedarkside says...

Why am I reading about something that happened nearly 6 months ago ? its gone, done, move on and report on today's news if possible.
Why am I reading about something that happened nearly 6 months ago ? its gone, done, move on and report on today's news if possible. Welcometothedarkside
  • Score: 15

6:35pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

dazzalad wrote:
Not the only one with a zero...

http://ratings.food.

gov.uk/enhanced-sear

ch/en-GB/%5E/bolton/

desc_rating/0/%5E/%5

E/1/1/10
And several with 1 which is nearly as bad.

People should read this and do what is necessary with their wallet. Not buy food at any of these establishments unless they are displaying a vastly improved rating.

Wayne Walkers I see did improve. Good on them.
[quote][p][bold]dazzalad[/bold] wrote: Not the only one with a zero... http://ratings.food. gov.uk/enhanced-sear ch/en-GB/%5E/bolton/ desc_rating/0/%5E/%5 E/1/1/10[/p][/quote]And several with 1 which is nearly as bad. People should read this and do what is necessary with their wallet. Not buy food at any of these establishments unless they are displaying a vastly improved rating. Wayne Walkers I see did improve. Good on them. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: -6

10:32pm Tue 18 Mar 14

JustBecause says...

Don Kiddick wrote:
Overblown, bloated reporting by the Bolton News team and grossly unfair. Where are the reports showing the condition of the other 99% of the premises?

It is unfortunate that the mistake was made but for it to be sensationalised in such a way is grossly misleading. This company has invested £1.2m into Bolton's deplorable and decrepit town centre and this is how the snivelling and pathetic excuses for journalists employed by the Bolton News view the business?

Change this story and change it now to fully reflect the condition of the premises.

John Higham - I'm sure you think it's fair for a business to kiss goodbye to £1m and for all those employed to lose their livelihoods all because of a simple mistake, I'm equally sure you would fall on your own sword too if you had slipped up in such a way, of course you would. C0ck.
Spot on, BN have made some diabolical reports over the last few months, it's getting worse.
[quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: Overblown, bloated reporting by the Bolton News team and grossly unfair. Where are the reports showing the condition of the other 99% of the premises? It is unfortunate that the mistake was made but for it to be sensationalised in such a way is grossly misleading. This company has invested £1.2m into Bolton's deplorable and decrepit town centre and this is how the snivelling and pathetic excuses for journalists employed by the Bolton News view the business? Change this story and change it now to fully reflect the condition of the premises. John Higham - I'm sure you think it's fair for a business to kiss goodbye to £1m and for all those employed to lose their livelihoods all because of a simple mistake, I'm equally sure you would fall on your own sword too if you had slipped up in such a way, of course you would. C0ck.[/p][/quote]Spot on, BN have made some diabolical reports over the last few months, it's getting worse. JustBecause
  • Score: 11

11:30pm Tue 18 Mar 14

mdavies11 says...

The inspectors always give out the occasional zero - usually to the businesses with the deepest pockets - it's how they make their "performance bonus"
The inspectors always give out the occasional zero - usually to the businesses with the deepest pockets - it's how they make their "performance bonus" mdavies11
  • Score: -4

1:04am Wed 19 Mar 14

wsw69 says...

Absolutely diabolical reporting. If I were the owner of a business being reported on in a rag aR5ed scruff end of a local rag like this, almost 6 months after the event, I'd be consulting layers. This is nothing but total crap editorship.

I expect within the next few days the BN will be reporting that Winston Churchill has shuffled his mortal coil, or even that World War One has ended.
Absolutely diabolical reporting. If I were the owner of a business being reported on in a rag aR5ed scruff end of a local rag like this, almost 6 months after the event, I'd be consulting layers. This is nothing but total crap editorship. I expect within the next few days the BN will be reporting that Winston Churchill has shuffled his mortal coil, or even that World War One has ended. wsw69
  • Score: 17

1:11am Wed 19 Mar 14

wsw69 says...

JOHN HIGHAM wrote:
Can someone please explain to me why this shop is still allowed to open..
John, due to the same reason whilst your car can still be allowed on the road should it fail it's MOT. It's called having some leeway.

Why this almost 6 month old piece of history should be reported now is diabolical.
[quote][p][bold]JOHN HIGHAM[/bold] wrote: Can someone please explain to me why this shop is still allowed to open..[/p][/quote]John, due to the same reason whilst your car can still be allowed on the road should it fail it's MOT. It's called having some leeway. Why this almost 6 month old piece of history should be reported now is diabolical. wsw69
  • Score: 7

8:38am Wed 19 Mar 14

Albinosupport says...

Come on, we do worse at home when preparing food. The problem was dealt with.
Come on, we do worse at home when preparing food. The problem was dealt with. Albinosupport
  • Score: -2

11:46am Wed 19 Mar 14

Maxransom says...

JOHN HIGHAM wrote:
Can someone please explain to me why this shop is still allowed to open..
I'm sure it was washed before they cut rhe different meats ! Doesn't mean they should close the business down !! Wayne's worked hard to get where he is ! If he gets the 2 different cutters and throws the meat away then everything is sorted !!
[quote][p][bold]JOHN HIGHAM[/bold] wrote: Can someone please explain to me why this shop is still allowed to open..[/p][/quote]I'm sure it was washed before they cut rhe different meats ! Doesn't mean they should close the business down !! Wayne's worked hard to get where he is ! If he gets the 2 different cutters and throws the meat away then everything is sorted !! Maxransom
  • Score: -4

12:14pm Wed 19 Mar 14

johnnyjackson says...

This was no way a one off.....
This was no way a one off..... johnnyjackson
  • Score: 6

4:40pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Colin B. says...

Dont see the fuss myself. I use the same nife for all my foods. Me and my wife and my kids have never got sick from it.
Dont see the fuss myself. I use the same nife for all my foods. Me and my wife and my kids have never got sick from it. Colin B.
  • Score: -10

12:07pm Thu 20 Mar 14

johnnyjackson says...

hence why you are what u eat, a pig.
hence why you are what u eat, a pig. johnnyjackson
  • Score: -6

1:54pm Thu 20 Mar 14

laszlo hamar says...

When hygiene ratings first came out there was no mention of Yee old Pasty Shop which got no star ratings only the Nile on bradshawgate
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When hygiene ratings first came out there was no mention of Yee old Pasty Shop which got no star ratings only the Nile on bradshawgate . laszlo hamar
  • Score: 1

2:19pm Thu 20 Mar 14

wsw69 says...

For anyone involved in the catering lark, there is very little between having a 5 to ending up with a 0 rating. Without coining a pun, take the ratings with a pinch of salt.
For anyone involved in the catering lark, there is very little between having a 5 to ending up with a 0 rating. Without coining a pun, take the ratings with a pinch of salt. wsw69
  • Score: 4

9:03pm Thu 20 Mar 14

AndyMorton says...

When this place was being built they said it was a success in stoke so they moved one in bolton and after that they looking to build one in Liverpool tbh i dont think they will get far especially taking people on whos bubbled up all time and scroates can you blame it for getting 0 stars?
When this place was being built they said it was a success in stoke so they moved one in bolton and after that they looking to build one in Liverpool tbh i dont think they will get far especially taking people on whos bubbled up all time and scroates can you blame it for getting 0 stars? AndyMorton
  • Score: -5

12:02pm Fri 21 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

laszlo hamar wrote:
When hygiene ratings first came out there was no mention of Yee old Pasty Shop which got no star ratings only the Nile on bradshawgate .
Whats its rating now ?
[quote][p][bold]laszlo hamar[/bold] wrote: When hygiene ratings first came out there was no mention of Yee old Pasty Shop which got no star ratings only the Nile on bradshawgate .[/p][/quote]Whats its rating now ? thomas222
  • Score: 2

5:33pm Sat 22 Mar 14

wsw69 says...

thomas222 wrote:
laszlo hamar wrote:
When hygiene ratings first came out there was no mention of Yee old Pasty Shop which got no star ratings only the Nile on bradshawgate .
Whats its rating now ?
Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe on Churchgate currently has a rating of 4
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]laszlo hamar[/bold] wrote: When hygiene ratings first came out there was no mention of Yee old Pasty Shop which got no star ratings only the Nile on bradshawgate .[/p][/quote]Whats its rating now ?[/p][/quote]Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe on Churchgate currently has a rating of 4 wsw69
  • Score: 2

7:00pm Sat 22 Mar 14

thomas222 says...

wsw69 wrote:
thomas222 wrote:
laszlo hamar wrote: When hygiene ratings first came out there was no mention of Yee old Pasty Shop which got no star ratings only the Nile on bradshawgate .
Whats its rating now ?
Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe on Churchgate currently has a rating of 4
Seems the system works then when its outed...... again.
[quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]laszlo hamar[/bold] wrote: When hygiene ratings first came out there was no mention of Yee old Pasty Shop which got no star ratings only the Nile on bradshawgate .[/p][/quote]Whats its rating now ?[/p][/quote]Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe on Churchgate currently has a rating of 4[/p][/quote]Seems the system works then when its outed...... again. thomas222
  • Score: 5

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