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Health hazard cafe is closed

PUBLISHED: 17:16 14 April 2009 | UPDATED: 13:41 03 July 2010

A CAFÉ in Great Yarmouth was closed last week after environmental health officers declared it a public health hazard.

The Tudor Café and Takeaway, on St Peters Road, was closed immediately last Wednesday after a routine inspection by environmental health officers found it to be dirty.

A CAFÉ in Great Yarmouth was closed last week after environmental health officers declared it a public health hazard.

The Tudor Café and Takeaway, on St Peters Road, was closed immediately last Wednesday after a routine inspection by environmental health officers found it to be dirty.

The café's proprietor Joaguim Galanthe, of Lichfield Road, Southtown, was informed of the closure by borough council officers who said they were shocked by the poor levels of hygiene.

Commercial team manager Kate Watts said: “When I visited the premises with a colleague it soon became apparent that the state of the kitchen and storage areas were such, that to have allowed the Tudor Cafe to keep trading would have been compromising public health. These problems included contamination by raw meat blood.”

Last Thursday Yarmouth Magistrates Court confirmed the Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Order.

The local authority's application was approved by the court, and expenses of £183 were awarded to the borough council.

The premises will have to undergo another inspection by environmental health before it can reopen.

Concerns over public health can be reported to environmental health on 01493 846478.


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