Published On: Sat, May 3rd, 2014 on 10:00 am

Warning issued to Calderdale eateries after filthy takeaway fined

Bull Close Lane Takeaway Halifax

The poor conditions found inside the takeaway on Bull Close Lane in Halifax

Food businesses have been urged to meet food hygiene requirements, after a takeaway was forced to pay over £4,000 for failing to improve.

A takeaway located on Bull Close Lane in Halifax, was inspected by health officers and was found to have poor food hygiene and having the potential to put people’s health at risk.

The owner had been advised to improve on many visits, but failed to take the advice and make changes.

On an unexpected visit to the premises, officers even had to dispose of a large amount of food in order to protect the customers.

He was recently charged with 16 offences at Halifax Magistrates’ Court, and fined a total of £4,500, with reasons including failing to keep food at the appropriate temperatures, placing foods at a risk of contamination, and having filthy premises.

Mark Thompson, Head of Housing Environment and Renewal Services, warned: “When food is exposed for sale at temperatures and conditions that could place the public at risk, we have to act.

“We work hard to give Calderdale businesses the direction and information they need to comply with food hygiene and safety requirements, but when the advice and direction is ignored, our only option available is to prosecute the food business operator for the offences seen.

“We take breaches of hygiene standards very seriously and will not hesitate to take action if we find any areas of concern.”

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