While in the land of funny accents, Ian Proctor of the Bolton News reports a manager has admitted failing to deal with a mouse infestation, dirty fixtures and contaminated ingredients in the kitchen at a luxury wedding venue.
At Bolton Magistrates’ Court, Taymure Khan — a director of the Bolton Excellency Centre in Carlton Street, Bolton — pleaded guilty to six offences under food safety and hygiene regulations.
The prosecution was brought by Bolton Council following an environmental health inspection in March, 2015.
Khan, 48, admitted failing to comply with requirements to ensure that food premises were kept clean including shelving, floor coverings, a wall ledge in a large kitchen, floor covering behind a freezer, cupboards in the small kitchen used for crockery and cutlery storage.
The manager also failed to ensure that all articles which came into contact with food were effectively cleaned and disinfected, including wicker baskets used to store food, a Robot Coupe machine, containers used to store spices, a hot cupboard, cutlery and crockery.
And the court was told that Khan failed to stop a mouse infestation and did not alter a gap under a fire door and an open drain in the kitchen which would allow pests to enter.
Another two offences relate to the failure to protect seven sacks of onions, rice, two bags of flour, one bag of caster sugar and Chinese salt, semolina and milk powder from contamination by mice and continuing to offer the ruined ingredients for use.
Khan will return to Bolton Magistrates’ Court on October 10 to be sentenced.