Ealing Restaurants Closed Due To Food Safety Concerns

Companies Fined Regarding Problems Identified

16.10.2014

Two eateries in Ealing have faced temporary closures after a range of concerns were raised regarding conditions at each site.

The Kavah Café on New Broadway was closed by the local council after a customer complaint related to a live cockroach being seen at the site in August. It was subsequently discovered that the insects were in cupboards, while mouse faeces were also identified.

Operator Trishan (London) Ltd was ordered to pay costs in relation to the issue and was told to close its doors until any potential risk to health had been resolved.

In a separate case, Brothers Kebab on South Ealing Road was closed at the request of police after rat droppings were discovered in the kitchen food preparation areas, as well as dirty conditions throughout.

The business re-opened at the end of August after inspectors confirmed the safety of the site.

Expert Opinion
Any food business has responsibilities to comply with key hygiene regulations and these cases have identified worrying instances when this simply was not the case.

"We have sadly seen numerous recent cases in which people have fallen ill as a result of food hygiene failings at takeaways and other restaurants, with such issues highlighting the importance of taking health and safety very seriously.

"All food businesses need to ensure that they are meeting their responsibilities and that the safety of consumers is always their top priority."
Amandeep Dhillon, Partner