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Hucknall Takeaway ‘a danger to the public’

Wednesday 30 August

 

A takeaway in Hucknall has been closed due a series of food hygiene safety problems.

On Tuesday 22 August 2017, an inspection of Hucknall Family Kebab and Pizza, 27A High Street, Hucknall, was carried out by Environmental Health Officers from Ashfield District Council; revealing a host of serious food safety and hygiene issues.

The officers were of the opinion that there was a serious risk of harm to the public due to a lack of safe hygiene procedures for preparing food and food handlers displayed a very poor knowledge of food hygiene and safety.

The previous Food Hygiene Rating Score of two was re-rated and the business awarded a score of zero, the lowest score possible under the scheme.

The Environmental Health Team served Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notices on the operators of the establishment, Mr Mehmet Guler and Mr Hasan Bellikli prohibiting the business from opening for food production until it could demonstrate that food served on the premises was safe to eat. 

Following the issuing of the Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notices, an application was heard at Nottingham Magistrates Court on Friday 25 August for Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Orders to be made, and Magistrates agreed to make the orders.

The business cannot re-open until the Council issues the business with a certificate, confirming that they are satisfied food that the business can prepare food hygienically.

Cllr. Nicolle Ndiweni, Ashfield District Council portfolio holder for Safer and Stronger Communities, said: “Lack of food hygiene safety procedures can be hugely dangerous for the residents of Ashfield so the work of our Environmental Health Officers is of the highest importance. Severe cases such as this simply cannot be ignored due to the potential risk of serious illness or even death when these measures are not followed”.

Look up the score before you eat out, go to http://ratings.food.gov.uk/ or download the app.