Leeds city centre restaurant fined over food hygiene

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An operator of a Leeds city centre restaurant has been fined for poor hygiene standards.

Dong Feng Luo admitted food safety charges at Leeds Magistrates’ Court in relation to Bar Red on Queen Square after an inspection by Leeds City Council’s environmental health team. During the inspection officers found failure to protect food from possible contamination, failure to keep premises clean and in good condition and failure to keep items of equipment clean.

He was fined £200, ordered to pay costs of £500 and a victim surcharge of £30.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive member for environment and sustainability said: “All operators of restaurants and takeaways in Leeds have a responsibility to members of their staff and the public to ensure that their premises are complying fully with food safety legislation.

“We will not compromise or accept any half measures on this issue, and people can be assured that we will prosecute through the courts if it is found by our inspectors that appropriate food safety laws are not being upheld.”

Leeds City Council regularly inspect restaurants, takeaways and shops to ensure they comply with strict food safety legislation.

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