Erith takeaway temporarily closed due to poor hygiene

PUBLISHED: 11:24 03 October 2013 | UPDATED: 11:27 03 October 2013

An Erith takeaway was temporarily closed due to poor hygiene.

Kebab Express, in Bexley Road, was closed for six days before reopening on September 18 after cleaning up its act. It has been given a final warning.

The premises was served with a hygiene emergency prohibition notice after the business did not clean up its act overnight following a visit from council officers, who noted poor cleaning and working practices.

Cllr Gareth Bacon, cabinet member for the environment and public realm, said: “While we appreciate the many and varied pressures that food business operators continue to face, they need to ensure that their businesses are operating hygienically at all times and that the food they are selling is safe to eat.

“Thankfully such an extreme measure as this is rare in Bexley, but where we identify significant risks we will take the necessary steps to ensure public safety.”

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