A BAKERY in Colwyn Bay has been handed a food hygiene rating of one, due to what it says was the absence of and the incorrect completion of paperwork.

Tan Lan Bakery, at 75 Abergele Road, was given a one-out-of-five score after assessment on January 8.

At the time, the business’ hygienic food handling and the cleanliness and condition of its facilities were rated ‘generally satisfactory’.

However, its management of food safety was rated ‘major improvement necessary’, bringing down its overall hygiene score.

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This refers to the system or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, and evidence that staff know about food safety.

Tan Lan Bakery said the score was due to HACCP paperwork not being on site at the time of inspection, and paperwork not being correct.

HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.

They added that this had now been corrected, and that they await a re-inspection.

A spokesperson for Tan Lan Bakery told the Pioneer: “It was due to our HACCP not being on site and our paperwork not being correct.

“We have corrected this and are due a re-visit.”