Belfast takeaway's owners fined £3,000 over hygiene
A takeaway in south Belfast has been fined £3,000 for food hygiene offences after rodents infested the kitchen.
Chalcos (NI) Ltd, which previously operated Chalcos Mexican Grill at 112 Lisburn Road, was fined after the owners pleaded guilty to six hygiene offences before Belfast Magistrates Court yesterday.
It has since closed.
In January 2017, Environmental Health officers found evidence of rodent activity in the food preparation areas, and the firm agreed to close premises.
Offences were: failure to protect food from contamination likely to render it unfit for human consumption, failure to put in place procedures to control pests and failure to keep the food premises clean.
Chalcos also failed to effectively clean equipment with which food came into contact, failed to provide an adequate supply of hot water to wash-hand basins, and failure to provide adequate facilities for cleaning, disinfecting and storing equipment.