Sheffield takeaway fined for hygiene breaches 'will improve', says owner

A takeaway owner has promised to improve after he was fined £8,067 for breaching food hygiene rules.

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 2:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 9:26 am
Chatanoga in Hillsborough.

Nico Cebani, who runs Chatanoga in Holme Lane, Hillsborough, said he ‘wouldn’t settle for anything less’ than the best after admitting the breaches at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on November 15.

The takeaway, which serves pizzas, burgers and kebabs, was given a one-star food hygiene rating - the second worst on the scale of 0 to 5 - by environmental health officers in July 2015.

Mr Cebani was told how he could improve several times, and was served with eight food hygiene improvement notices in March this year. Among the offences were a lack of a written food safety management system, various items of disrepair and unfinished structural and pest-proofing works.

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Five out of the eight notices had still not been complied with after the expiry date.

Speaking this week, Mr Cebani said he was appealing the fine, and had asked the council to re-inspect his takeaway.

He put some of the breaches down to building work taking place at the time of the inspection and said none of the problems were to do with the cleanliness of his takeaway or the food served there.

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