Calls for food hygiene display

18 Aug 2011

Opposition politicians in Wales have demanded hygiene ratings be displayed in food outlets following an outbreak of E.Coli in the capital.

Welsh Conservatives want restaurants and takeaways in Cardiff to make their food hygiene ratings visible to customers after a kebab house sparked an outbreak across the region. It emerged that the takeaway had been the subject of an inspection by Cardiff Council a few weeks previously.

Three food people have been admitted to hospital with food poisoning and at least another four have been affected.

Andrew RT Davies AM, Tory leader in the Assembly insisted there had been too many of incidences of food poisoning. Adonis Kebab House on City Road, Roath, has been shut by the council as a precautionary measure.

It has emerged that the Adonis was given a one out of five food hygiene rating less than four weeks ago.

A Cardiff Council spokesperson said: "The current food business operator at Adonis has not been subject to any legal proceedings previously for poor food hygiene."

E. coli O157 is a serious bacterial infection whose symptoms range from mild diarrhoea, stomach cramps and fever to bloody diarrhoea.

Copyright Press Association 2011

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