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Inside the seafront sweetshop where filthy saucepans were left on cooker caked with food and rubbish piled high

The owner of a seafront fudge and chocolate shop in Scarborough has been fined £1,050 for serious breaches in food hygiene regulations.

Kitchen equipment is pictured covered in food and dirt at the From Love to Fudge sweetshop on Scarborough seafront

Kitchen equipment is pictured covered in food and dirt at the From Love to Fudge sweetshop on Scarborough seafront

Lucy Gillian Kappes, who owns From Love to Fudge was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £450 and a £105 victim surcharge.

She had pleaded guilty to three food hygiene offences at Scarborough Magistrates Court. Scarborough Borough Council brought the prosecution after a follow-up visit to From Love to Fudge – which prepares and sells chocolate, fudge and other confectionery.

Kappes’ shop was visited by a hygiene officer from Scarborough Borough Council who told her to clean the kitchen or face prosecution.

However, when they returned they discovered that the problem had not been rectified and the decision was taken to prosecute.

Grime pictured on the floor of the kitchen at the shop, which prepares and sells fudge, sweets and chocolate

Grime pictured on the floor of the kitchen at the shop, which prepares and sells fudge, sweets and chocolate

The court heard how the floor surface in the food preparation room was dirty with accumulations of  debris, food waste and old packaging.

The walls in the back room of the shop, which sells fudge, chocolates and sweets, were also dirty with dried-on food and grease.

Scarborough Borough Council Health and Community Safety Manager, Steve Pogson, said: ‘This was a clear breach of the food hygiene legislation which is in place to protect the public.

‘Food businesses are responsible for ensuring their premises are kept clean and maintained in good repair and condition to ensure they produce food in a safe and hygienic manner and in a clean environment.

The owner of From Love to Fudge was fined £1,050 after admitting breaching hygiene regulations

The owner of From Love to Fudge was fined £1,050 after admitting breaching hygiene regulations

‘Poor levels of cleanliness are not acceptable and we will take action against those who do not comply with this basic hygiene requirement.’

Kappes was ordered to pay prosecution costs of £450 and a victim surcharge.

Although the shop was closed today, a spokesman for Scarborough Borough Council said that it is still open for trading.

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