7 November 2016

Takeaway owner fined for restaurant's filthy conditions

The owner of a Chinese takeaway in Brighton was sentenced at the Brighton Magistrates Court after failing to comply with food regulation standards.

Jian Fung Lin, from the New Lotus Takeaway in Dyke Road pleaded guilty to three charges, one of failing to keep the premises clean, one charge of failing to keep food at the required temperature and one charge of smoking in a smoke free area.

After hearing the facts of the case and the mitigation, as well as considering Mr Lin’s financial circumstances, the court decided that the most appropriate sentence was a fine of £1,200 on the first two matters and a fine of £130 on the smoking charge. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £120 and £5,000 towards the council’s costs.

In addition, Mr Lin was made the subject of a Prohibition Order under Regulation 7(4) of the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 which bans him from participating in the management of any food business until further order. Mr Lin cannot apply for the order to be lifted for at least 6 months.

Brighton & Hove City Council’s food safety team visited the premises six times from October 2015 to April 2016