More than 50 food outlets in Medway told to clean up
than 50 food outlets across Medway have been closed or ordered to
But Medway Council has refused to make the full list public
saying it would not be justified.
Environmental inspectors blitzed more than 700 premises last
year and forced two shops to close following legal action.
But the council is not naming the 53 shops and restaurants which
failed to impress the food and hygiene team.
David Edwards, team leader for environmental health, said some
could not be named because of possible legal action.
A spokesman said others would not be identified because the
failings were only minor like ‘a cracked tile.’
Medway has brought in a food hygiene rating scheme where
inspectors check everything from how food is handled to the layout
and lighting of the building.
Meanwhile, the boss of a reputable firm has warned of the
importance of maintaining the highest hygiene standards.
Nancy Mackness, of Norma’s Catering in Chatham, said: “Over the
last 25 years we have worked very hard to maintain high
“Taking short cuts doesn’t pay and those who do are sadly
mistaken. It can kill.”
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