Pub manager hit by £9,000 fine

PUBLISHED: 18:01 23 May 2007 | UPDATED: 12:28 04 May 2010

Mr Reeve failed to clean and maintain equipment

Mr Reeve failed to clean and maintain equipment

Officers at East Cambridgeshire District Council have successful prosecuted the pub manager of the Maid s Head in Wicken for seven breaches of Health and Safety regulations. Magistrates in Ely fined Mr Mark Reeve of Wicken £9,900 plus costs of £860 for b

Mr Reeve also left food unprotected against contamination

Officers at East Cambridgeshire District Council have successful prosecuted the pub manager of the Maid's Head in Wicken for seven breaches of Health and Safety regulations.

Magistrates in Ely fined Mr Mark Reeve of Wicken £9,900 plus costs of £860 for breaches over a two-month period which included leaving food unprotected against contamination and failing to clean and maintain equipment.

During one of the two visits to the Maid's Head on the 2nd March, Environmental Health Officers found saucepans of mouldy cooked food, grease running down walls and dirt visible in the freezers.

Maggie Camp, Senior Legal Assistant at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: "When our Environmental Health Officers visited the Maid's Head in Wicken, they were appalled to see the condition which the kitchen was kept in. As well as mouldy food being left in saucepans, food was being stored outside and equipment was dirty and kept in a poor state.

"We would like this prosecution and fine to serve as a warning to other pub and restaurant owners whose kitchens may be dirty. We will do everything in our power to ensure that residents and visitors to the District receive the best service and standards of cleanliness possible and will take action on those who fail to meet the legal standards.

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