CAMBRIDGE City Council has issued a formal compulsory closure notice on a Cambridge food takeaway business after food hygiene failings were found that could put public health at risk.
The council issued a hygiene emergency prohibition notice on Ethaaas at 83A Mill Road in Cambridge, after the environmental health team found an infestation of cockroaches in food preparation and storage areas during a visit to the business. This notice meant the business was formally closed.
Magistrates confirmed the closure after being presented with evidence by the council and issued an order to confirm this.
A formal compulsory closure notice had previously been issued on a separate food business operating from the same address.
Ethaaas will remain closed until the council is satisfied improvements have been made to the required standard. The court order requiring the business to remain closed is currently on display in the premises window
Cllr Rosy Moore, Executive Councillor for Environmental Services and City Centre, said: ““This action taken shows that we are determined to ensure residents are kept safe from businesses that fail to comply with food safety regulations.
“We work hard to enforce food safety legislation at businesses in Cambridge when notified of possible breaches, but we also work closely with business owners to help them comply and to raise standards for the benefit of everyone.”