Restauranteur to be sentenced after admitting hygiene offences at Oriental Cuisine in Brantham

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court - Credit: Archant

A businessman is to be sentenced at crown court after his Chinese restaurant on the Suffolk/Essex border failed to comply with hygiene regulations.

Shek Kwok, of Parker Road, Colchester, is due to discover his fate next week after pleading guilty to seven offences relating to Oriental Cuisine in Cattawade Street, Brantham.

The prosecution was brought by Babergh District Council.

The case was committed to Ipswich Crown Court for sentencing following the guilty pleas at the town’s magistrates court.

All the offences are said to have occurred on January 9 last year.


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One of the charges relates a room where food was prepared not permitting good food hygiene practices, including protection against contamination.

This was due to surfaces not being maintained in a sound condition and not being easy to clean, and where necessary, disinfect.

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A second charge involves the food premises not being kept clean.

Another offence relates to wrapping and packaging material re-used for food stuffs not being easy to clean or disinfect.

A fourth charge involves a similar offence relating to floor surfaces in a room where food was being repaired.

Other offences included the unavailability of an adequate number of washbasins being suitably located and designated for cleaning hands.

There is a also said to have been a failure to protect food against any contamination, as well as a failure to implement and maintain a permanent procedure or procedures based on the ‘Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point’ principle contrary to the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013.

Kwok’s sentencing is now scheduled to take place on Thursday.

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