UK: Lincoln businesses failing food hygiene tests named and shamed
Posted: September 6th, 2011 - 4:47pm
Source: Lincolnshire Echo
BUSINESSES serving food in Lincoln must meet just four basic rules.
Premises must be clean, food must be properly cooked and properly refrigerated and there must be a written food safety system in place.
But a number of businesses have failed to meet these expectations, according to the latest city food hygiene inspections.
Premier Linko in Lamb Gardens, St Giles, achieved zero stars out of a possible five-star rating from City of Lincoln Council.
Owner Haris Saeed said: "We used to sell hot food, pies and pasties in the shop, but that stopped in November last year.
"But the council still insists I go on a course.
"I have traded as a retailer here and elsewhere for the past six years and I've never had to go on a course.
"The other issue is what we do with waste from the shop.
"We use a local business to collect it, but apparently that's not good enough.
"There were also some broken floor tiles and ceiling light covers, which we have fixed."
The Duke William Hotel in Bailgate, the Stags Head in Newport, Romeo's Pizza in Clasketgate, Bracebridge Café in Newark Road and the Reindeer Hotel in High Street only achieved the "poor" rating of one star for food hygiene.