Telford Hotel fined £20,000

Telford Hotel fined £20,000

The Mercure Telford Madeley Court Hotel was visited by Telford & Wrekin Council’s food hygiene inspectors on 27 February last year following a complaint from a member of the public.

Shropshire Magistrates Court sitting in Telford yesterday heard that kitchens in both the main hotel and in the Mill House which is a wedding venue were “filthy’.

The hotel has a Food Safety Rating of 0, one six in Telford.

Among the inspectors’ findings were:

•Dirty kitchen, refrigerators, chiller and freezer, dirty floors in the Mill House bar and breakfast server

•Dirty wash hand basins in the Mill House

•Damaged kitchen walls and floor a ceiling and freezers

•Rusty shelving

•A damaged ice scoop left in contact with ice in the ice machine which carries with it a risk of contamination.

The company pleaded guilty to five charges. fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £1,620 in costs.

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