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Health concerns found at dirty kebab takeaway

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 14, 2014

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A FILTHY Burton takeaway has been ordered to clean up its act after a raft of dirty finds were made in a hygiene inspection.

Damaged and disused fridges, freezers and equipment cluttered the store room at Burton Kebab (pictured), which inspectors said made it difficult to spot pests.

Other Health infractions flagged up at the High Street takeaway included dirty cookers, food mixers, tongues, walls, cupboards, fryer, floor, till and fridges.

Raw meat was also found stored above ready-to-eat foods in the fridge, while other food was left uncovered.

The findings by East Staffordshire Borough Council health chiefs were deemed serious enough to warrant the outlet receiving just a one-star hygiene rating.

In the report, the inspectors said the broken fridges and freezers must be either cleaned or removed.

They said: “There were also a number of items of old equipment that belonged to the previous owner in your store room.

“This equipment meant it was difficult to clean and check for pests in the store room.”

Inspectors also raised serious concerns about the lack of a food safety management system being in place at the store.

They said: “You must write down the procedures that you carry out to ensure your food is safe, as well as keeping records of any checks that you do to ensure your food is safe.”

In total, 13 health and safety infractions were found during the visit.

The report has now been published online for all to see as part of the Food Standard Agency’s Rate My Place scheme.

As part of the initiative, inspectors visit and score all food outlets on their food hygiene, structure and cleaning, and how confident they are in management and control procedures.

The findings are then published their along with a star rating which ranges from zero to five.

Follow-up violists are often booked to make sure recommendations are followed.

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