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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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Plans for solar farm at Fareham withdrawn

A planning application to build a solar farm on land between Fareham and Stubbington in Hampshire has been withdrawn.

Fareham Borough Council said Vogt Solar's proposal to build solar panels, fencing, landscaping and two transformer buildings on 143 acres of land has been withdrawn by the firm. The project would have included provision of community green space for recreational use.

"We have just been made aware of the withdrawal. This means that the Planning Committee Special Meeting due to take place on Thursday 14 February has been cancelled.”

– Councillor Nick Walker, Chairman of the Planning Committee