Ice cream parlour gets coned over hy­giene in­spec­tion

Ayrshire Post - - Around Ayr -

A seafront ice cream parlour has been licked by hy­giene ex­perts.

The long- es­tab­lished Waver­ley Cafe in Ayr was slammed for dirt and not fol­low­ing proper food han­dling pro­ce­dures.

Un­cov­ered ice cream wafers and choco­late flakes were found in the ser­vice area.

And in a fridge de­frosted lorne sausage was on the same shelf as cheese slices and cooked ham.

Rules say all raw foods must be at the bot­tom of the fridge to stop cross con­tim­i­na­tion.

In­spec­tors from South Ayr­shire Coun­cil also noted the woman pre­par­ing grub was wear­ing a cardi­gan over her apron, rather than un­der it as you would ex­pect for hy­giene.

She took the cardie off at the time of the visit to the Bath Place diner on April 12.

An­other in­spec­tion is due this week to en­sure com­pli­ance af­ter an of­fi­cial “im­prove­ment re­quired” no­tice was im­posed.

Un­washed salad veg was be­ing stored on the same shelf as cooked meat and tem­per­a­ture records were not avail­able since last June.

Seven ar­eas in­side were classed as “dirty”: the ice cream serv­ing floor, a fan, the win­dow sill, lad­ders, the fridge door, frame­work of the sales counter and pipework and floor to side of the deep fat fry­ers.

The floor­ing in the ice cream area was de­fec­tive – an is­sue raised by in­spec­tors a year ago.

A num­ber of other mat­ters were found in­clud­ing a door that could al­low pests in, dam­aged sales counter, mouldy freezer seals and no hand dryer in the gents’ loo.

The Waver­ley Cafe did not com­ment.

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