A restaurant in Birmingham has moved to assure its customers and other local people that it is has taken steps to improve its hygiene standards, after being caught out in its last inspection.
Nuvo in Brindley Place was given a score of just one star out of five when it was visited by environmental chiefs in September 2011, reports the Birmingham Mail. Earlier this month, the newspaper revealed more than 600 food outlets in the city had been awarded a rating of either zero or one.
Scoring one means an establishment is in need of major improvement when it comes to the hygiene standards it operates around. Failing to make these upgrades can be bad news for customers and the businesses, which might find a poor score affects its reputation.
Bosses at Nuvo are adamant they have realised the importance of hygiene and have now taken steps to improve it. A new management team was installed at the restaurant when it went into liquidation in July last year.
A spokesman for the eatery said: "We have a new kitchen and new staff, things are very different from the time of the last inspection. I would welcome anyone to come and look at how clean our kitchen is.
"I've been in the food business for 30 years and I've seen some shocking takeaways, but I assure all our customers that our hygiene standards are very high."
Making an investment in the latest and best cleaning products can be a good starting point for restaurants. This will allow staff to ensure high standards are maintained at all times and a venue should impress in an environmental inspection if the hard work is put in.
It could be just one of the steps Nuvo and its management team have taken in a bid to get the restaurant back on the right track. If they are successful, inspiring confidence in local people is a move that could pay off in the long run.