Chinese takeaway owner prosecuted over food hygiene
owner of a Burnham-On-Sea Chinese takeaway has been prosecuted for
eight food hygiene offences.
Tung Lee, who runs China Garden in Abingdon Street, has been fined
£320 with costs of £200 by Taunton Magistrates Court.
court also imposed a hygiene prohibition order on the premises preventing
trading until the condition of the takeaway and equipment is brought
up to an acceptable standard.
prosecution arose from an unannounced food hygiene inspection undertaken
in December 2017. We reported
here how the takeaway got a zero rating.
inspection revealed a general poor standard of food hygiene, including
the premises being unclean and in poor condition, while it also
highlighted inadequate hand washing facilities including no hot
water or cleaning and drying facilities.
also found surfaces, fittings and equipment in contact with food
were not in sound condition enabling them to be cleaned and disinfected.
discovered was a failure to remove refuse, failure to store raw
materials in appropriate conditions, failure to implement and maintain
hazard analysis and critical control points procedures and a general
lack of understanding of food hygiene principles.
inspections in February and June this year revealed a slight improvement
in cleanliness but many of the issues previously identified remained.
District Council says its environmental health department have been
working closely with Lee to improve his takeaways food hygiene