Restaurant owner fined after food safety investigation
10:20am Thu 16th Oct 08:: written by Antony Quarrell
Source of Article:http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/news/article-8465-restaurant-owner-fined-after-food-safety-investigation/
Rottting meat covered in flies was one discovery
the council made at a restaurant which has landed the owner with a
Council food safety officers
were called in to investigate Kerana Mu oriental
restaurant in Windsor
in August 2007 after a case of salmonella was reported.
Kin Leong, owner of the premises in Dedworth Road, was
fined at a hearing at Maidenhead Magistrates' Court on Friday, October
He pleaded guilty to one charge of placing unsafe food on the market and nine
charges relating to practices and operation of the premises.
There was mouldy food, rotten meat covered in
flies. The worktops, floors and fridges were dirty and there were cigarette
ends in the outside kitchen and storage areas.
Hazardous levels of bacteria were found on some food samples and chopping
Since then Mr Leong has carried out some work at
the restaurant and the emergency prohibition order was lifted a month
An inspection last December showed that food safety standards were
Cllr Colin Rayner, lead
member for the environment, said: "The prosecution is a warning to those
restaurant owners who play fast and loose with hygiene regulations that the
council will not hesitate to take action against them."