Filthy Carshlaton Nursing Home kitchen company Sweet Homes Ltd fined for endangering vulnerable people
A company running a filthy nursing home kitchen has been hit with a £7,000 fine for endangering the health vulnerable people.
Anoop Kumar Joshi, director of Sweet Homes Ltd who ran the kitchen in Carshalton Nursing Home, pleaded guilty to five food hygiene offences at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, October 9.
Dirty deep fat fryer
A stained cloth and medicine in a food drawer
The nursing home can house over 30 elderly people including those with dementia. The company was fined £1,200 for each offence and ordered to pay £1,000 in costs and a victim surcharge of £120 resulting in a total fine of £7,120.
The prosecution came as a result of visits by the council’s Environmental Health Officers in December 2012 and January 2013. They discovered a range of hygiene offences including a lack of hand washing facilities, broken and dirty preparation equipment, and a filthy kitchen.
Councillor Richard Clifton, the council’s lead member for trading standards said: “The health and wellbeing of our vulnerable older people is of the upmost important to us and we will take whatever action in necessary to safeguard them from cases like this.
“Every meal in a nursing home needs special care and Mr Joshi was given numerous chances by our Environmental Health team to clean-up his act.
"He failed to heed the advice and warnings given to him so we had no choice but to prosecute. I hope this shows that Sutton will not stand for poor hygiene practice.”
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