Thursday, 13 June 2013

Closure Of Food Premises

Following receipt of a number of complaints regarding people becoming ill after eating at a restaurant in Cambridge, Officers from the Environmental Health Department visited the premises and witnessed a number of contraventions of food hygiene law.

Environmental Health Officers has served an Emergency Prohibition Order on Cocum Restaurant of Castle Street, Cambridge requiring them to close because practices observed at the premises contravened food law resulting. The business will remain closed until Cambridge City Council, is satisfied that there is no risk to public health and safety.

Councillor Jean Swanson, Executive Councillor for Environmental and Waste Services states “It is important that these cases are brought to our attention to enable us to take the necessary action to ensure the safety to the public. Whilst we prefer to work with businesses to ensure they keep to the law, in cases where there is serious risk to public health it is essential that we take the most appropriate enforcement action and in this case we had no alternative but to temporarily close the business.”

Environmental health officers are working closely with Public Health England and the public health team from Cambridgeshire County Council to try and source and identify the cause. Hygiene and medical advice has been given to both the customers and staff of the restaurant to help with recovery and stop the illness spreading.