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Reading takeaway fined more than £12,000 for poor food safety and hygiene

Picture credited to Reading Borough Council

A takeaway based on the Oxford Road in Reading's been fined more than £12,000 for poor food safety and hygiene.

Hot Stuff Ltd was closed down back in October 2017 after a rat infestation was discovered.

The company's director has since been given the fine after he admitted a number of food safety offences.

The Borough Council has welcomed the prosecution.

Councillor Graeme Hoskin, Reading’s Lead Member for Health and Food Safety, said:

“These successful prosecutions show the Council’s commitment to protecting consumers from unacceptable food safety standards.

“Whilst the vast majority of food outlets in Reading are responsible, we take food violations very seriously and I want to thank our officers for their extensive work which has seen this business and its owner held accountable for their actions.

“There is no excuse for these kinds of breaches of basic food hygiene.

“This conviction sends out a clear message that public safety remains a priority and poor standards will not to be tolerated.”

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