Surprise! Plumstead takeaway inspection finds cockroaches

News Shopper: Surprise! Plumstead takeaway inspection finds cockroaches Surprise! Plumstead takeaway inspection finds cockroaches

REGULARS at a Plumstead takeaway are in for a nasty surprise - health inspectors found cockroaches in freezers and a storeroom during a recent visit.

Safiullah Osmanzay, owner of Surprise takeaway in Plumstead High Street was found guilty at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on January 7 of breaching food hygiene regulations.

It followed a Greenwich Council environmental health visit back in September when two officers visited the chicken and pizza outlet in response to a complaint.

News Shopper: Surprise! Plumstead takeaway inspection finds cockroaches

They found live cockroaches climbing up the walls of the store room and dead cockroaches inside two freezers.

Officers said standards of cleaning were also poor with mould found on the inside of a food container.

The court also heard he had not responded to any hygiene advice given during previous visits.

Mr Osmanzay had denied the breaches, claiming he had sold the business to someone else.

He was fined £2,250 and ordered to pay a further £1,500 in costs.

The shop has a three-and-a-half out of five rating on the Just Eat website, which includes some scathing reviews.

One user wrote in August that he "puked for 30 minutes" after getting the food while a December review stated: "The chips were cold and rock hard , the pitta bread was all soggy , the salad was off , not very happy at all."

Greenwich Council cabinet member for community safety and environment Councillor Maureen O’Mara said: "In pursuing this case we want to send out a clear message that having safe and professional hygiene practices in place is essential and not an optional extra. 

"There was no excuse for allowing this level of grime and dirt to build up, especially when advice and guidance from the Royal Borough was continually ignored by the owner."

For the council's hygiene advice call 020 8921 8177

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5:19pm Mon 13 Jan 14

madras says...

Isn't the answer that simply a 'fail' in food standards means immediate closure until re-assessed with a 'pass'. And then regular monitoring

I think we are sold short when 'warnings' and 'notices' are given direct to the owners - perhaps a mandatory notice on the front window/door should also be enforced?

Where else could you be allowed to run a business despite being a serious risk to the health and wellbeing of your customers?
Isn't the answer that simply a 'fail' in food standards means immediate closure until re-assessed with a 'pass'. And then regular monitoring I think we are sold short when 'warnings' and 'notices' are given direct to the owners - perhaps a mandatory notice on the front window/door should also be enforced? Where else could you be allowed to run a business despite being a serious risk to the health and wellbeing of your customers? madras

5:59pm Mon 13 Jan 14

fatboy2000 says...

how d'you like em done............frie
d or boiled?.............
.....nice.
how d'you like em done............frie d or boiled?............. .....nice. fatboy2000

10:21am Tue 14 Jan 14

Shower Head says...

Omg is that what they call enrichment! lol
Omg is that what they call enrichment! lol Shower Head

2:55pm Tue 14 Jan 14

molsey says...

No mention of sentence?
No mention of sentence? molsey

10:05am Fri 17 Jan 14

rescoffering says...

...total and utter filth!! ...put me orf me blooming brekkie that has i can tell ya!!
...total and utter filth!! ...put me orf me blooming brekkie that has i can tell ya!! rescoffering

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