Caerleon takeaway fined over hygiene
8:30pm Friday 25th May 2012 in Gwent news
A CAERLEON takeaway manager was fined £600 after admitting to six counts of failing to comply with food hygiene regulations.
Kamal Hussain, 26, of Oakley Street, Newport, who runs the Prince of Caerleon Indian takeaway, Station Road, pleaded guilty to six counts of failing to comply with regulations when he appeared at Caerphilly Magistrates’ Court.
The charges included failing to keep the premises clean and in good repair and condition, and failing to minimise risk of contamination among food.
Prosecuting, Joanne Jayne said a Newport council environmental health officer carried out an inspection at the takeaway on August 9 last year when Hussain wasn’t present.
Ms Jayne said the inspector found the premises to be in a “very poor state of cleanliness”.
This included a “filthy”
cooking range, a fly killer covered in dead flies and no soap at a washbasin.
Food in the fridge was also found to be uncovered and there was no date labelling system in place.
Representing Hussain, Roger James said Mr Hussain had made improvements including new equipment and spending more time on hygiene records.
He said: “It all adds up as if someone doesn’t care but he does care.”
Magistrates also ordered Hussain to pay £500 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.