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Croydon take-away restaurant handed £30,000 fine

23 May 2013 by
Croydon take-away restaurant handed £30,000 fine

A London take-away restaurant has been handed a record £30,000 fine for hygiene offences.

Inspectors visiting the Tasty Jerk restaurant in Whitehorse Road, Selhurst, in May 2012 found tar-like deposits of uncleaned food grease in the kitchens, dead cockroaches, and evidence of a mouse infestation.

The business was given a chance to clean up, but a return visit in November found split bags of raw meat in direct contact with raw salad vegetables, filthy kitchen equipment, and dead cockroaches in dirty food trays.

Freddie Williams and Murphy Lawrence who are directors of the restaurant admitted five food hygiene offences on 7 May, according to the Croydon Guardian.

Croydon Magistrates Court issued the £30,000 fine, the highest of its kind at that court.

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