Hotel staff accused of falsely labelling foods
Staff at a hotel in Aberdeen were accused by an environmental health officer (EHO) of falsifying food safety records and re-labelling foods to extend their shelf life.
A report following a visit made on 8 February 2018 stated that the EHO found “a general lack of control over food safety risks and a lack of appreciation of the importance of food safety among kitchen staff” with no stock control system in place within the kitchen.
More than 100 containers of out of date or unfit food items were disposed of at the time of inspection. The officer said a large proportion of the food was either visibly unfit, beyond the applied use-by date, beyond the manufacturer’s use-by date or not labelled with any durability date at all.
A second visit the following month found “significant improvement in practices and procedures” and most issues raised addressed.