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Glamorous Restaurant Fined £10k For Hygiene Issues

Vast Chinese restaurant was brought low by little mice

Published on May 21st 2013.


Glamorous Restaurant Fined £10k For Hygiene Issues
 

A CHINESE restaurant in Ancoats has been fined over £10,000 after mouse droppings were found at the premise.

The company agreed to voluntarily close the restaurant until such time as the mouse infestation was under control and the cleaning standards and food safety practices were improved. 

Glamorous Limited, trading as Glamorous Restaurant, Wing Yip Business Centre, Oldham Road was fined a total of £10,418.70 after pleading guilty to five offences under the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on 15 May 2013.

Following a complaint, from a customer alleging they had seen mouse droppings in the restaurant, officers from the Manchester City Council Environmental Health Team visited the premise.

During the inspection officers found mouse droppings behind the restaurant bar as well as behind equipment in the kitchen, inside heated food cabinets, inside food containers in the store room and on the stairs.

Officers also discovered numerous food safety problems including greasy and dirty walls and floors, dirty cloths in use and food being stored on the floor.

Raw meat was stored next to cooked meats and equipment such as the weighing scales, refrigerators and food preparation surfaces were dirty.

A mouseA mouseThe company agreed to voluntarily close the restaurant until such time as the mouse infestation was under control and the cleaning standards and food safety practices were improved.

Officers allowed the restaurant to reopen on 21 November 2012.

The company was fined £1,700 for each of the five food safety offences.

Costs of £1,798.70 were awarded to the city council along with a victim surcharge of £120, making a total fine of £10,418.70.

The company had previously accepted a caution in 2010 for similar offences but failed to heed the advice that officers provided at that time.

Not this type of mouseNot this type of mouseCouncillor Nigel Murphy, Manchester City Council executive member for the environment said, "This was a potentially dangerous violation of basic food hygiene practice and the large fine reflects the seriousness of the problems at Glamorous Restaurant.”

"The city council will always work with food businesses to help them comply with food safety requirements and prosecution is always a last resort.

"However, where businesses fail to act upon officers' advice and blatantly flout the law, we will not hesitate to take formal action to protect the public.”

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MaggieMay 21st 2013.

Yuk!

RobbsyMay 21st 2013.

All this was six months ago so I hope they haven't slipped back - makes for some pretty grim reading! Cute mouse pic though....

TomandjerryMay 22nd 2013.

Mice lovely

Top CatMay 22nd 2013.

Top

CatwomanMay 22nd 2013.

I like a Chinese as much as the next carnivore

AnonymousMay 22nd 2013.

what was their last hygiene score?

Alison WrightMay 22nd 2013.

Won't be dining there again

IanMay 22nd 2013.

What's the best chinese in the city centre? Been to Sweet Mandarin a few times which is always nice, but anywhere to test?

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SusieMay 22nd 2013.

Defo Yang Sing on Princess st and new emperor in china town for dim sum. Red chilli on Portland st for Sichuan, best Dan Dan noodles!

TimMay 22nd 2013.

Red Chilli on Portland Street and Red Hot in Chinatown (opposite Wasabi keiten sushi restaurant) are both excellent.

ForgetfulMay 22nd 2013.

They are all just as bad as each other... especially now they employ a lot of staff from China...the hygiene standards in China are 100 times worse...

Tracey AnnetteMay 24th 2013.

Tut ... Had some really good nights in here. Staff are always friendly and its really accessible (I take my dad who uses a wheel chair). Usually I'd say a place that's been done for these types of problems are from now on going to be the cleanest places to dine at but it's worrying that they've been warned before and appear to have taken no notice. I'll be finding somewhere else to go xx

avoMay 25th 2013.

Oh come on, Schofield recently said that it's not about the hygiene rating, it's about how the food tastes.

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Jonathan SchofieldMay 25th 2013.

Avo agreed. But there are limits and a certain newsworthy irony given the title of the restaurant and the nature of the fine

avoMay 25th 2013.

Filthy on a Gramolous scale.

JohnnyMay 25th 2013.

All restaurants I'm sure have an issue with hygiene and infestation of one form or another. It is the one's that have been caught out that we notice! The safest way is to buy a recipe cook book of your favourite dish and cook it yourself. It's time consuming but you know it's safe.

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