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Tablecloth Ltd

Name
Tablecloth Ltd
Date case heard
13/09/2018
Birmingham Magistrates Court
Legislation
Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013
Plea
Guilty
Offence details
21 offences relating to conditions found at Portofino, 21 Frederick Street, Birmingham during two separate inspections. The premise was found in a dirty condition. There was no soap or hand drying materials to the hand wash basin in the kitchen. There was a missing section of cladding to the wall behind the ovens in the kitchen which could not be effectively cleaned. There were gaps around electrical sockets behind the sink unit. The oven door was dirty, pizza paddles were dirty, the microwave and can opener were dirty. There were no food safe cleaning chemicals on the premises. Holes had been pierced in lids to sauces and the glass panel to the pizza oven was cracked. Shell eggs were being stored on the same shelf as ready to eat gateaux; cooked food was stored on top of an uncovered container of raw squid. Unfit vegetables, mussels and food passed its use by date were in the fridge and there was mouldy ciabatta on a food preparation surface. There were no procedures based on HACCP.
Fine/Penalty
£30,000 (£15,000 x 2)
No separate penalty on remaining offences
Costs
£1,600 costs (£1,600 requested)
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