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East London cafe shutdown over ‘food safety failures’

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A cafe in East London has been shut down over “meals safety failures”, say Waltham Forest council.

Café17 on Hoe avenue, Walthamstow, was inspected by the Food Standards Agency in January this yr.

Following a damning report by a Waltham Forest meals safety officer, it was subsequently branded with the bottom doable score on the hygiene scale – a 0 out of 5.

Food safety reviews are sometimes carried out at locations the place meals is provided, bought or consumed akin to eating places, pubs and cafes.

According to the FSA, the cafe’s meals dealing with and meals safety administration each wanted ‘pressing’ enchancment. The “cleanliness and situation of services”, akin to air flow, hand washing and pest management additionally wanted “main enchancment”.

The cafe, positioned on one in all Walthamstow’s busiest roads, describes itself as a “family-friendly cafe”, distinguished by its diverse number of South Asian, Mediterranean and English dishes.

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However, in a moderately intriguing twist, Cafe17 can also be known as ‘Sushi17’ on the Food Standards Agency web site. The cafe was but to incorporate sushi dishes in its digital menu earlier than its abrupt closure.

A spokesperson for Waltham Forest council contends that “public safety is at all times a high precedence” for all inhabitants.

“During the final yr of the pandemic, Waltham Forest Council meals safety officers have labored to maintain the general public secure from the minority of meals companies that don’t meet their obligations to maintain their premises clear, secure, and pest-free.

“Residents who order a meal should get pleasure from their meal with peace of thoughts.

“We urge diners to verify the meals hygiene scores of any meals enterprise earlier than they eat utilizing the Food Standards Agency’s on-line instrument”.

Ratings supplied by the FSA are a snapshot of the requirements of meals hygiene discovered on the time of inspection.

It is due to this fact the duty of the eatery to adjust to meals hygiene legal guidelines always.

Café17 couldn’t be reached for a remark at the moment.

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