‘Dirty and damaged’ kitchen lands Skegness restaurant owner in court

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The owner of a Chinese takeaway in Skegness has been prosecuted after failing to address a number of food hygiene issues.

East Lindsey District Council inspected Lee Garden Chinese Takeaway on Roman Bank earlier this year and found dirty and damaged surfaces in the kitchen and dirty food equipment including sieves, rice cooker and food containers.

There were also food contamination issues identified.

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Owner Fu Yu Li’s was given a hygiene rating of ‘zero’ by the Council’s Food Safety Service and a prosecution was taken forward by the Council.

The offences included failure to maintain the premises and equipment in a sound, clean and hygienic condition, and a failure to follow food safety procedures.

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Appearing at Boston Magistrates Court, Mr Fu Yu Li pleaded guilty to the offences and received a fine of £419 and was ordered to pay costs of £977.

Portfolio holder for operational services, councillor Sandra Harrison, said: “Numerous serious food safety offences were seen during the inspection of this premises. Whilst we try to work with food premises to ensure that they comply to the legal standards, when significant risks such as these are seen we feel more formal action is justified to ensure public safety.”

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2 Comments

    • Andrew SeymourAndrew Seymour said:

      We agree. It’s certainly a noticeably smaller fine than has been handed out in other similar cases recently.

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