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Bar manager sacked for hygiene offences

PUBLISHED: 16:39 14 January 2009 | UPDATED: 09:52 12 August 2010

A BAR manager lost his job after his boss found out about his food hygiene offences. Eyup Turedi, 36, from Lee, was sacked from Fiesta Mexicana in Orpington High Street last Friday after his employer discovered the extent of the offences relating to w

A BAR manager lost his job after his boss found out about his food hygiene offences.

Eyup Turedi, 36, from Lee, was sacked from Fiesta Mexicana in Orpington High Street last Friday after his employer discovered the 'extent' of the offences relating to when Mr Turedi managed Café Sol in Nelson Road, Greenwich.

A mice and rat infestation at the Greenwich restaurant landed Mr Turedi and its former owners P.A. Caterers Ltd an £8,000 fine at Woolwich Magistrates Court on December 15.

Hygiene officers found walls, shelving, electrical cables and sockets covered with food at the Greenwich restaurant as well as an infestation of mice.

Other findings were an ant infestation, raw foods such as chicken were stored together with ready to eat food such as cooked prawns, which leads to the spread of food poisoning bacteria.

Manager of Fiesta Mexicana, Edwardo Agademir said he did not want his business being tarnished by Mr Turedi's reputation.

He said: "We took action.

"We knew about it the court case but not the whole story.

"We have nice customers. We used to keep our food hygiene certificates in the kitchen but now we keep them on the door."

Greenwich council investigated the Mexican restaurant after some of its customers rang them up complaining of food poisoning.

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