Indian takeaway admits poor food hygiene standards.

Indian takeaway admits poor food hygiene standards.

The owners of an Indian takeaway have pleaded guilty to four charges over a series of errors identified by Telford & Wrekin Council’s food hygiene inspectors.

Mint (Telford) Ltd, known as Mint Indian Takeaway in Trench Road, Telford was inspected on 28 February this year.

The inspectors’ findings included, a cat that was a allowed to roam freely around food preparation and storage areas, dirty and damaged floor and ceiling, dirty equipment and refrigerator, no hot water at the hand wash basin in the staff toilet and no hygienic way of being to dry hands at the hand wash basin (which was used to store dirty utensils) in the kitchen.

At Shrewsbury Crown Court yesterday (Monday 3 December), Mint (Telford) Ltd pleaded guilty to:

•Allowing access by a domestic animal

•Failing to ensure that food premises were clean and well maintained

•Failing to ensure that articles and equipment were clean and disinfected

•Failing to provide facilities for washing and drying hands.

The owners had previously taken to Facebook to explain that the cat was taken in during bad weather and never had access to food prep areas.

The company is due to be sentenced later this month.

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