An East London fish and chip shop has been slapped with a low food hygiene rating after inspectors walked in to find the toilet ceiling was about to collapse.

Bodrum Fish & Chips in Reede Road, Dagenham scored one out of five following a visit from Food Standards Agency inspectors on August 8, 2022.

Inspectors found filthy hand basins and said areas around the canopy were greasy. They also said the toilet ceiling needed to be fixed within a month because it could drop down at any moment, a report seen by the Local Democracy Reporting Service shows.


During the visit, inspectors said the takeaway shop had no food safety management system in place and the temperature of the fridge freezers was not recorded regularly.

The report noted: “You need to check and record [the] temperature of your fridge and freezers regularly. You need to clean the filter and surrounding areas of the canopy. It is very greasy.

“You need to repair the toilet ceiling, it is broken and will soon drop down. This is due to a previous leak from upstairs. You need to clean the wash hand basins, both the one in the back room and toilets.”

Inspectors finished the report by adding the need for an antibacterial sanitiser that meets a European standard required in the hospitality industry and food preparation environments.

When the Local Democracy Reporting Service got in touch with Bodrum Fish & Chips for a right of reply, a worker said “everything is fine now” and added the takeaway shop is ready for inspectors to revisit the premises.

The shop sells fish and chips as well as pies, burgers, pasties and kebabs. There are no previous inspections for Bodrum Fish & Chips on the Food Standards Agency website.

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