Kings Langley FC (KLFC) have taken proactive steps to improve their food hygiene after inspectors gave them a low rating.
In a report published at the end of August, the club was awarded just one star out of five following an inspection earlier in the summer.
Following their visit to The Orbital Fasteners Stadium in Hempstead Road, inspectors concluded that improvement was needed.
They graded the club on three areas: management of food safety, cleanliness and condition of facilities, and hygienic food handling.
To help improve their rating, KLFC have turned to a local café, The Kitchen at Inspired, who have an excellent record of top scores for hygiene.
KLFC secretary Derry Edgar said improving their rating was a priority and that they “will be inviting a re-inspection” at the club’s own expense.
He added: “We are a voluntary organisation, not a commercial one, but we nevertheless fully accept the report’s findings and take our responsibilities in providing a safe catering environment very seriously.
“The club has taken immediate measures to remedy the situation by commissioning expert personnel from local catering outlet The Kitchen at Inspired to review the club’s catering operation, with a view to attaining top-rated compliance.
“The Kitchen has achieved more than a decade of five-star ratings and the club is confident our collaboration with them will achieve similar results.”
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