Newport restaurant fined for food safety violations

Llys Meddyg, a restaurant in Newport, Pembrokeshire, has been fined £2,100 for a number of offences.

The establishment received the fine as a result of food safety violations, the lack of a food hygiene rating display, and for falsely describing food.

Problems with the restaurant were first highlighted after an inspection on 20 February 2019 by an environmental health officer at Pembrokeshire County Council’s public protection division that led to a food hygiene rating of ‘one’.

Further issues were reported on an inspection that took place on 30 September, including the storage of cooked and raw fish within the same vac packer.

Councillor Cris Tomos, cabinet member for environment, public protection and Welsh language, said: “This business was provided with several opportunities to rectify most of these matters, but they did not heed our advice or warnings and failed to attend interviews to which they were invited.

“It is hoped that in future they will take their obligations more seriously and act on any guidance or direction that they receive.”

In addition to the individual fines, awarded to restaurant owners Ed and Louise Sykes, costs of £5,000 were attributed to the County Council.

The owners pleaded guilty to all offences, bar one falsely labelled food charge, on 10 December.

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