restaurant owner has been fined £10,000 for the filthy state of
44, was found guilty of breaking food hygiene rules at Ruchi curry
house in Victoria Road at Swindon Magistrates' Court recently.
Mr Miah, of
Beckhampton Street in the town centre, admitted five offences, and
chairman of the bench Ken Price issued fines of £2,000 for each one.
date back to March 22, last year, and Con Fernandes, defending, said
that Miah had cleaned up his act and now invites customers into the
kitchen to see the high standards for themselves.
Philip Wirth said that it was the second time Miah had been
prosecuted for poor standards of hygiene, having been before the
courts in 2001 when the restaurant was known as Haweli.
Mr Wirth said
that last year's raid by Environmental Health officers uncovered food
debris all around the kitchen, cooking equipment in a poor state and
no soap or clean towels by the sink. A fryer was covered in dirt, the
net curtains were filthy and the extraction vents were not clean.