A Dudley takeaway that has had a has scoring a stomach-churning zero hygiene rating has been fined.
Environmental health inspectors at Dudley Council found the Kings Takeaway in Brierley Hill, High Street all rusty, damaged and unclean equipment during a routine visit.
The inspectors found floors, walls, ceilings, storage containers, microwaves and refrigerators were not kept clean and the equipment including a chopping board, frying baskets and refrigerators were damaged.
There was also no soap or hand drying facilities provided at the filthy sinks and the workers in the takeaway were found to be wearing dirty non-protective clothing and not trained.
The takeaway – which served kebabs, pizzas, fish and chips and more – stopped serving in July.
Takeaway boss, Amir Rizwan has now been landed with a £3,280 court bill for the string of hygiene failings.
The 38-year-old owner pleaded guilty to nine offences under food hygiene regulations at Wolverhampton magistrates court on April 5.
Martin Samuels, strategic director for people services at Dudley Council, said: “Whilst we prefer to work with businesses to make sure they comply with the law, we will not hesitate to take legal action against those who don’t.
“The vast majority of food outlets in the borough achieve a satisfactory hygiene rating of 3 or more.
“I would urge consumers to check out hygiene ratings online as these will give them a glimpse of what is going on in the kitchen when they eat out, or behind the scenes at the places they shop,” Martin Samuels added.