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Darlington takeaway had food hygiene issues, court told
5:35pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
A NORTH-EAST fast food outlet has been fined for having poor food hygiene.
Council enforcement officers visited Best Kebab Two, in Skinnergate, Darlington, earlier this year, in response to a complaint about the state of refuse storage at the rear of the premises.
During the visit, in addition to the problem with refuse storage, unsatisfactory food hygiene conditions were identified.
A member of the Darlington Borough Council’s street scene team took enforcement action in relation to the refuse storage and in response the business set up a refuse collection contract.
Erfan Fatih Mohamed admitted four specimen food hygiene offences at Darlington Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (September 11) and was fined a total of £775, plus costs of £287.50 and an £80 victim surcharge.
He told the court that he is no longer the owner, manager or anything to do with the business.
Councillor Chris McEwan said: "Enforcement officers will always take action to protect the health of the public.
“I would like to take the opportunity to confirm that most of the catering premises in Darlington demonstrate compliance with food hygiene legislation.
“In this case standards had fallen well below what was acceptable and a prosecution was appropriate.
Following the court case, a new food registration form was completed at the Town Hall reception with a new person taking responsibility for the business.
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