A Chinese restaurant in Bolton has been closed down by local food safety inspectors after committing a series of hygiene misdemeanours.
Inspectors visiting Hong Kong City in Farnworth last month found the restaurant was operating without any water supply and failing to properly clean equipment.
The manager of the takeaway agreed to close the restaurant, but when inspectors returned the next day they discovered that food was still being made for delivery.
A council spokesman told The Bolton News that a hygiene emergency prohibition notice was served because of the risk of cross-contamination between raw and ready to eat foods.
“There was also inadequate cleaning and disinfecting of equipment and utensils and a lack of hand-washing by chefs, because of the lack of water,” said the spokesperson.
Bolton Magistrates Court issued a hygiene emergency prohibition order against the venue’s operator, which prevents the restaurant from being used as a food business.
The operator will only be allowed to reopen after making a formal application to the council and passing an inspection.