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The Griffin in Isleham fined thousands after food inspectors discover mouldy cheese, putrid cucumber and dead flies in kitchen




Food inspectors found food safety breaches at The Griffin, Isleham (5560311)
Food inspectors found food safety breaches at The Griffin, Isleham (5560311)

An Isleham pub has been fined thousands after a series of food safety breaches were found.

East Cambridgeshire District Council's inspectors found staff at The Griffin, Church Street, had left putrid cucumber, mouldy cheese and dead flies in the kitchen.

They also found limited pest-control measures and dirty appliances which were deemed unhygienic.

Food inspectors found food safety breaches at The Griffin, Isleham (5560309)
Food inspectors found food safety breaches at The Griffin, Isleham (5560309)

Landlords Michael and Gina Missing, who have owned the pub since 2008, pleaded guilty to seven offences at Cambridge Magistrates Court and have been ordered to pay £5,500.

They had previously been cautioned in 2013 and attended a half day training course at the council in 2017 to show them how to improve their practices and hygiene rating.

In May food inspectors rated the pub four out of five and said it had good food handling hygiene, good cleanliness and building condition, and generally satisfactory management of food safety.

Food inspectors found food safety breaches at The Griffin, Isleham (5560307)
Food inspectors found food safety breaches at The Griffin, Isleham (5560307)

Cllr Carol Sennitt, service delivery champion for environmental services, said: "When an inspector made a visit to the premises, it revealed that unfortunately there was no effective food safety management system and poor hygiene standards.

"Public safety is very important and in this case, public health was deemed to be at risk."



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