Simple Steps Those Running Takeaways and Restaurants Can Take
1. Contract with a professional pest control company. Any one who says that is an unnecessary expense need only look in to the court costs, legal costs, fallout from being convicted of failing to meet public health and hygiene standards will incur. The damage to reputation could take years to repair – on-line content can linger for many years describing the court case and convictions. To overcome that might require re-launching under a new name with all the costs that could and would incur with changes to signage, menus and so forth.
2. Follow the advice of your pest control company. They will be keen to ensure that your premises meet best practice standards.
3. If in doubt ask the local council for help. Council employees would rather spend time making sure you are meeting the required standards than prosecuting people.
Had the Paradise Balti and Tandori in Bye Street Ledbury followed the above they would not have been closed down by a magistrates court order on 7th December 2015.
When council officials visited the premises on the evening of Thursday December 3rd they uncovered an infestation of cockroaches which posed an imminent risk to public health. Which lead on to the magistrates court case and the closure of the business.
If you are concerned how your local potential food suppliers perform you can look them up on the government website ratings.food.gov.uk.
If you want to ensure your business does not become famous for the wrong reasons by all means give Positive Environmental a call for further advice.