A behind-the-scenes look at Auckland's latest filthy restaurants has revealed a horrifying insight into the city's worst-graded outlets.
Eleven restaurants received E grades from Auckland Council between March 8 and June 30 for varying reasons, including cockroach infestations, dirty and unhygienic premises, and cross-contamination risks. For an outlet to be given an E grade, there must be critical food safety risks.
Another 37 received D grades, which are given when a business needs to improve but it isn't a critical risk.
During a restaurant's inspection, photos are taken of the appalling conditions kitchens are in. The latest photos were released to Newshub by Auckland Council, and include evidence of cockroach infestations, mouldy kitchen utensils, and unclean floors in the outlets.
In other images, dirty cutting boards are sitting in a mouldy stack on the floor and there are unclean fans and ventilation systems.
Below are the latest images from Auckland Council from the past few months of inspection.