Kettering takeaways fined for poor food hygiene and safety
Published Friday, 05 October 2012
Operators of Mystic Diners and Sultan's Kebabs both fined for food hygiene and health and safety offences
During a routine food hygiene inspection in September last year, officers from the Councils Health Protection Team found the food preparation room in the basement to be in poor repair and inadequately ventilated. Equipment was also found to be in such poor condition that it could no longer be effectively cleaned. There was no guard on a dough mixer and the plug to a mincing machine was broken exposing live wires. The feet of the machine were also broken so that it was unstable in use. Notices were served on Gold Gate Ltd to improve standards but they failed to comply.
Two weeks earlier, the operator of Sultans Kebabs in Montagu Street, were fined £2,000 at Kettering Magistrates Court. During an inspection in March, inspectors found a dough mixer inappropriately guarded, food exposed to risk of contamination and kept at incorrect temperatures, poor cleaning and poor food safety management.
Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Environmental Health, said Our aim is to work with local businesses to maintain and improve standards but where there is blatant disregard and serious risk to public health we will act firmly to ensure risks are removed.