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for the month of February, 2017

Filthy cafe in top gym closed due to zero food hygiene rating with mouldy tomatoes in fridge and horrid work tops

12th of February 2017

A member of staff was even seen using raw eggs before handling salad leaves at Nuffield Fitness and Wellbeing Gym in Hull which had to have four day deep clean.

 

A cafe in a popular gym has closed after environmental health inspectors ruled the food was not fit for human consumption.

The canteen at Nuffield Fitness and Wellbeing Gym in Hull was so filthy it was handed a ZERO food hygiene rating following the inspection.

Photographs taken by inspectors show the extent of the filth in the kitchen and counter area with dirty equipment, filthy work tops and out-of-date food.

 
Nuffield Health Hull cafe's filthy kitchen

The gym voluntarily closed for four days to address the problems (Photo: Hull Daily Mail)

 
Nuffield Health Hull cafe's filthy kitchen

Many of the food items were out of date (Photo: Hull Daily Mail)

 
Nuffield Health Hull cafe's filthy kitchen

On member of staff admitted there hadn't been any soap for several months (Photo: Hull Daily Mail)

 
Nuffield Health Hull cafe's filthy kitchen

Inspectors took pictures to show the extent of the problems (Photo: Hull Daily Mail)

The gym voluntarily closed to carry out a deep clean to address the series of problems raised and has since improved its practices.

Establishments are scored between zero and five, with "zero" meaning urgent improvements are needed.

In a report the inspector said: "A container of tomatoes was found in the refrigerator which was in a mouldy condition. It is an offence to sell food which is unfit for human consumption.

"A food handler was observed to handle raw eggs and then to handle salad leaves without any hand washing taking place.

"Food handlers were also noted to be touching the waste bin lid on a regular basis which was found to be in a dirty condition."

 
Nuffield Health Hull cafe's filthy kitchen

Filthy equipment was found in the kitchen (Photo: Hull Daily Mail)

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Filthy cafe at Nuffield Fitness and Wellbeing Gym in Hull (Photo: Hull City Council)

There was also no soap and one staff member admitted there hadn't been for several months. Food was also found to be out of date.The inspector said: "A large quantity of food products were found within the refrigerators and freezers which were past their use-by dates.

"Food sold beyond its use-by dates maybe of poor quality or unfit. It is an offence to sell or expose for sale food with an expired use-by date."

 
 
Filthy cafe at Nuffield Fitness and Wellbeing Gym in Hull

Filthy cafe at Nuffield Fitness and Wellbeing Gym in Hull (Photo: Hull City Council)

 
Filthy cafe at Nuffield Fitness and Wellbeing Gym in Hull

 

Some food was also stored at too high a temperature while the dishwasher was faulty.

Work surfaces and equipment were also found in a 'filthy condition' while freezers were completely iced up.

A Nuffield Health spokeswoman confirmed a re-inspection will be sought as soon as possible.

She told the Hull Daily Mail: "The café within Nuffield Health's Fitness and Wellbeing Hull Club was temporarily and voluntarily closed by Nuffield Health for four days from December 2 to 5, 2016 following recommendations from environmental health.

 
Filthy cafe at Nuffield Fitness and Wellbeing Gym in Hull

Filthy cafe at Nuffield Fitness and Wellbeing Gym in Hull (Photo: Hull City Council)

 
Filthy cafe at Nuffield Fitness and Wellbeing Gym in Hull

Filthy cafe at Nuffield Fitness and Wellbeing Gym in Hull (Photo: Hull City Council)

 

 

 
Filthy cafe at Nuffield Fitness and Wellbeing Gym in Hull

 

"The café was reopened on December 6 and since then subsequent environmental health inspections have taken place and the inspectors have been satisfied with the changes that have been made."

Outlets are ranked on a number of factors including food handling, cleanliness and condition of the building and management records.

He said: "Applications for re-inspection/rescores have steadily increased since 2012 but we'd very much like to increase the application rate and improve the compliance rates across the city.

"It is likely that legislation will be brought in to make compulsory display of the window stickers a legal requirement in England, as in Wales and Northern Ireland."