BREACHES of the food hygiene regulations at a Lurgan service station were punished with fines totalling £4,000 last week at Craigavon court.
An inspection by Craigavon Borough Council’s environmental health department was carried out on July 5 this year at Silverwood Service Station Ltd, Silverwood Road, Lurgan.
As a result 32 summonses were issued against the premises under the Food Hygiene Regulations (Northern Ireland) and the Food Labelling Regulations.
A fine of £125 was imposed on each of the 32 charges and the defendant was also ordered to pay costs of £328 and an offender’s levy of £15.
Some of the charges related to the hot food counter where the inspection revealed that the floor covering was dirty, there was a floor tile missing below the counter, the paint was flaking on the wall covering beside the counter, the door seal on the small fridge unit in the counter area was damaged and that there were a large number of wires on the ground below the grill and hobs at the counter which were found to be dirty and made the area difficult to clean.
It was also noted that a food item stored in the small fridge at the counter was found to be past its use by date, this being fresh cream with a ‘use-by’ date of July 3, 2012.
£4,000 in fines for hygiene breaches at service station – Local – Lurgan Mail
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