The six food venues in Birmingham given hefty fines for hygiene breaches

A number of food venues in Birmingham were fined for hygiene breaches last year

Six food venues in Birmingham were given hefty fines for a series of hygiene breaches at the end of 2022.

Penalty charges of up to £14,000 were dished out amid reports of rat droppings, cockroach activity, and a host of other poor food safety practices.

Inspections from Birmingham City Council’s environmental health department led to the fines being handed out in November and December last year.

Restaurants often receive food hygiene ratings from the Food Standars Agency. The scheme gives businesses a rating from 5 to 0 which is displayed at premises and online so customers can make more informed choices about where to buy and eat food.

A 5-star rating means hygiene standards are very good, while 0 means urgent improvement is required.

Venues are marked on a number of factors, including the handling of food, how food is stored, how food is prepared, cleanliness of facilities and how food safety is managed.

Below is a list of the six venues ordered to pay thousands after appearing on the department’s radar for all the wrong reasons:

The inspections were carried out by the environmental health department

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