Officials with jobs in environmental health
in Salford have penalised a takeaway owner for flouting hygiene regulations.
Shameem Akhtar was ordered to pay a total of £3,515 after council officials discovered unclean conditions in the Zeeshan eatery on Manchester Road.
Mr Akthar had failed to take precautions against contamination by storing food at the wrong temperature, along with allowing flies into the property due to leaving a drain uncovered.
In addition, inspectors found dirty chopping boards and missing tiles on walls and ceilings during a series of visits last year.
Ray Mashiter, Salford City Council's lead member for environment, said: "The individual ignored several warnings about the poor standards of cleaning and we had no choice but to take action on behalf of the public."
The local authority's environmental health department carries out regular inspections on the city's 1,852 food businesses to ensure public health is not put at risk by poor standards.
Posted by Lucy Hallows