IMPROVEMENTS have been made after HMP Berwyn was given a food hygiene rating of one.

The prison was given the rating following an inspection by the Food Standards Agency on August 14.

Inspectors found that "major improvement" was necessary on hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage.

They also deemed major improvements were necessary on the management of food safety - which includes system or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future.


The cleanliness and condition of facilities and building (including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control) to enable good food hygiene was deemed "generally satisfactory".

HM Prison Service said improvements have since been made to food health and safety, which were acknowledged following a visit from an Environmental Health officer (EHO) on September 11.

A Prison Service spokesperson said: “HMP Berwyn has addressed concerns highlighted in this inspection with extra supervision of servery areas, increased management checks, improved protocols around food storage and the repair of equipment.”