In a recent case that serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining high standards in food establishments, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s environmental health officers made a concerning discovery during a routine check-up at Calif Bar.
The inspection revealed a combination of issues, including infestation, dirty kitchen and storeroom, inadequate washing facilities and staff who were not adequately trained in food safety and hygiene.
The court imposed fines amounting to a total of £7,632, with an additional victim surcharge of £508 and court costs of £6,300.
This costly incident is a clear reminder of how poor food hygiene and safety practices can lead to significant risks. Maintaining the highest standards in your fish and chip shop is not just good business practice; it’s a fundamental responsibility to your customers and the community you serve.
At the NFFF, we recognise the importance of ongoing training and qualifications in health, safety and hygiene. Our programs are designed to equip shop owners and their staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure safe and hygienic operations.
By investing in training and qualifications through the NFFF, you not only protect your customers but also safeguard your business’s reputation and financial well-being.