Large fine for food hygiene breaches

A Chinese restaurant has been £11,000 for breaching food hygiene regulations.

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Customers were "exposed to risk of illness"

Following the inspection at Kams Palace staff have been re-trained in food hygiene and the hygiene procedures and cleanliness have improved.

Executive Member for Public Protection, Cllr Trevor Cartwright said: “This is one of the largest restaurants in Fareham and they exposed their customers to an unacceptable risk of illness due to their poor food hygiene practices.

"Food businesses must ensure they comply with the relevant food hygiene legislation so that the food they serve is safe.

"Employers must also fulfil their obligations regarding their employees’ health and safety."

Large fine for breaching food hygiene regulations

A Chinese restaurant has been fined £11,000 for breaching food hygiene regulations.

Fareham Borough Council prosecuted the owner of Kams Palace, for five offences under the Food Hygiene Regulations and two offences under Health and Safety legislation.

The prosecution followed a routine food hygiene inspection in February last year.

There were many food safety hazards including poor stock control, food stored in dirty containers, dirty equipment and evidence of mice.

No evidence of food hygiene training for the employees was available.

A build-up of ice was found on the floor of a walk-in freezer.

A steamer oven was not draining properly and staff were manually emptying large trays of overflow water.

Kams Palace Ltd pleaded guilty and were fined £11,000 and ordered to pay full costs.


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