A Powys Burger King has been slammed for its standards in a food hygiene report in which it received a one out of five rating.

The Burger King in Llanelwedd, near Builth Wells was lambasted in a report by inspectors from the Food Standards Agency who said the standards of cleaning were “extremely poor” and that "a thorough deep clean" was required.

In their report, inspectors noted: “The toilets, which are used by members of the public and staff were dirty with overflowing sanitary bins etc. It was also noted that there was no toilet paper, or soap within the facilities.

“Within the ladies’ toilets the sanitary bins were overflowing. The contract must be suitable and sufficient to ensure that these are emptied on a regular basis.”


In the kitchen inspectors were critical of the standards being kept by the restaurant, adding: “The standard of cleaning to the structure of the kitchen, including the floor, areas around the legs of equipment and the join at the rear door were extremely poor.

"A thorough deep clean is required. All areas must be maintained in a clean condition.

“The ceiling above the grill was peeling and coming away which could potentially contaminate food.

“At the time of the visit, it was clear that arrangements for storage and disposal of waste were inadequate. There were bins that were overflowing, others empty and a lot of loose waste on the floor.”

They also found a number of structural issues on the premises including “a container of water on the floor in the storeroom from the boiler which was leaking”.

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They advised management that they “they must ensure that staff are properly trained and are aware of the controls they need to carry out.

"Staff must also be supervised and checked as necessary, so you are sure that all controls that are critical to food safety are being properly implemented and maintained.”

They added that these issues had been brought up with the establishment before, remarking in their report that “it is disappointing to note that the issues mentioned in the section above were raised by the previous at the time of the previous inspection on 4th April 2022.”

The County Times have approached Burger King for comment.