Advertisement

Latest News

Brighton chippy fined £8,000 for poor hygiene



The owner of a Brighton fish and chip restaurant who allowed his premises to become a breeding ground for flies and rat infestation has been fined more than £8,000.


Samir Gad Salama, owner of The West Pier Traditional Fish & Chips, let spilt rat bait, chips and a puddle of fat lie on the floor while he stored food at temperatures which could allow poisoning bacteria to grow.

Despite four separate visits from city council food safety officers between last September and October, only limited improvements were made to hygiene standards, Brighton Magistrates Court heard.

An officer visited on 6th October after a customer complaint about a rat running out from the servery. The subsequently found poor standards of cleaning, the servery wash hand basin blocked and dirty and inadequate pest control procedures.

The court also heard how on another visit the officer found the premises dirty, greasy and without sufficient measures to prevent pests entering the building. There was also sweetcorn in the pizza counter which was mouldy, a hole in a skylight window which could have allowed pests in, rat droppings on the floor in the basement and flies breeding.

Food safety documents were found to be inadequate, staff were not suitably trained in food hygiene and there were no training records.

Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the city’s environment, transport and sustainability committee, said: “This is one of the worst food hygiene cases the council has seen in a long time. This filthy restaurant was caught because of customer complaints, and I urge anyone who sees or suspects food premises are inadequate to contact the council.”

Samir pleaded guilty to 10 counts of failing to comply with food hygiene regulations and failing to improve sufficiently after repeated visits and advice from the Council’s Food Safety Team.

He was fined £5,000, with £3,264 costs and £170 victim surcharge.

Archive

Blakemans supports school breakfast club with colouring books

Food manufacturer James T. Blakeman has supplied colouring books, pens, pencils, games and toys to a local primary school as part of its Breakfast Club sponsorship

Fish & Chip Awards launch new “draw” element to takeaway category

The 2019 National Fish & Chip Awards open for entry on Tuesday 1st May with a major shake-up to the judging process of the flagship Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award

Plymouth chippy opens solely gluten free takeaway

A popular Plymouth fish and chip shop is to open a dedicated gluten free takeaway just three doors away from its current premises

Fry Magazine Awards open for entry

Not only are the Fry 10 Best Restaurants and Fry 50 Best Takeaways now open for entry, but we have added a brand new category this year specifically for mobile operators
<< Newer
7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16
Older >>