A BRADFORD takeaway has been told it requires "urgent improvement" after it was handed a zero food hygiene rating.

Fresh Fried Chicken, on Southfield Lane in Great Horton, was given the score following an inspection by the Food Standards Agency last month.

During their visit on Tuesday, January 16 inspectors found "major improvement" was necessary in all three categories.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fresh Fried Chicken's ratingFresh Fried Chicken's rating (Image: FSA)Hygienic food handling includes preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage.

Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building concerns having the appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities, and pest control.

Management of food safety is defined as having a system or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat.

It also includes evidence that staff know about food safety and that the officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in the future.

Fresh Fried Chicken is one of three food establishments in Bradford currently rated zero for food hygiene.

The Telegraph & Argus has made several attempts to contact the takeaway but has not been able to reach anyone. 

The business is temporarily closed, according to its Google listing. 

Almost 4,000 premises across Bradford are rated by the Food Standards Agency, based on the findings of local authority inspectors, who work all year round.