Restaurant owner fined for food safety breaches

Adem Kaya, the owner of The Golden Grill, admitted four offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 and Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 and was fined £1,800 by Guildford Magistrates’ Court plus a £170 victim surcharge and £2,000 prosecution costs.

Hygiene inspectors visited The Golden Grill in February 2018 and July 2018. During the visits inspectors found poor standards of cleaning, unsatisfactory handling practices including raw meats being stored close to ready to eat foods, out of date food, inadequate staff training and a lack of management controls.

A food substance covered the top of live plug sockets and a work surface had started rotting away. Grime and mould had developed in old tins of food.

Kaya continued to operate the restaurant despite the unhygienic conditions in the kitchen.

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