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Midhurst kebab shop owner fined over raw sewage discovery

The Argus: Raw sewage found in kebab shop Raw sewage found in kebab shop

A kebab shop owner has been prosecuted after raw sewage was found on site close to where food was being prepared.

Mustafa Dogdu, who co-runs Ali’s Grill in North Street in Midhurst, pleaded guilty at Worthing Magistrates’ Court and was fined for nine offences while his brother Mehmed was cautioned for two further offences.

The case has been described as one of the worst seen by council staff.

Chichester District Council environmental health officers found a number of serious matters at the takeaway following a routine inspection in January last year.

The shop was found to have no working hot water system for washing equipment or hands, mouldy walls and food preparation surfaces in a state of disrepair.

The takeaway was voluntarily closed by Mr Dogdu following the inspection and allowed to reopen two days later after the drains were unblocked, hot water was provided and other works requiring immediate attention completed.

Sentencing Mustafa Dogdu, District Judge Crabtree told him these were serious offences and it should have been obvious that the premises were significantly below required safe standards.

He said the issues at the shop had posed a real risk to customers.

Mustafa Dogdu was fined a total of £650.  When imposing the fine level Judge Crabtree said that this was to reflect Mr Dogdu’s personal circumstances.  Costs were awarded to the council.

Councillor Eileen Lintill, cabinet member for wellbeing and community services, said: “This is one of the worst cases of neglect of basic food safety standards that the council has seen.

“It is fortunate that environmental health officers visited the premises when they did and that immediate action was taken to protect the public.”

Since the offences came light the council has made 13 visits to the shop to make sure that standards have improved and that the safety of the public has been maintained.

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8:24am Thu 17 Apr 14

Baffled of Brighton says...

Ewww rank
Ewww rank Baffled of Brighton
  • Score: 10

8:39am Thu 17 Apr 14

Quiterie says...

Other than raw sewage, no hot water, mouldy walls and dodgy food preparation surfaces these environmental health officers found absolutely nothing wrong. It's Health and Safety gone mad I tell you!!!
Other than raw sewage, no hot water, mouldy walls and dodgy food preparation surfaces these environmental health officers found absolutely nothing wrong. It's Health and Safety gone mad I tell you!!! Quiterie
  • Score: 25

8:59am Thu 17 Apr 14

puddingandpi says...

I have *never* ever understood why *anyone* would find a kebab appealing!
I have *never* ever understood why *anyone* would find a kebab appealing! puddingandpi
  • Score: 16

9:10am Thu 17 Apr 14

hubby says...

Yum yum.
Yum yum. hubby
  • Score: -3

9:16am Thu 17 Apr 14

WiseOldSeagull says...

Did Mr Dogdu confirm if it was only dog do?
Did Mr Dogdu confirm if it was only dog do? WiseOldSeagull
  • Score: 16

9:38am Thu 17 Apr 14

hey mongo says...

Dont understand why owners of these dumps arent banned from working in the food industay...
Dont understand why owners of these dumps arent banned from working in the food industay... hey mongo
  • Score: 39

9:53am Thu 17 Apr 14

Goldenwight says...

Raw sewage would be an improvement on some of the dross that is served as chili sauce in these places.
Raw sewage would be an improvement on some of the dross that is served as chili sauce in these places. Goldenwight
  • Score: 6

10:20am Thu 17 Apr 14

clubrob6 says...

I never eat food from any takeaway,when I go shopping I am carefull what I buy.Organic food,british meat slaughtered the british way sold by my local butcher NOT SUPERMARKET.You simply don't know what you are getting in most of takeaways these days.
I never eat food from any takeaway,when I go shopping I am carefull what I buy.Organic food,british meat slaughtered the british way sold by my local butcher NOT SUPERMARKET.You simply don't know what you are getting in most of takeaways these days. clubrob6
  • Score: 0

10:32am Thu 17 Apr 14

paul6391 says...

Kebab shops and their owners are just filthy, disgusting places
Kebab shops and their owners are just filthy, disgusting places paul6391
  • Score: 7

10:58am Thu 17 Apr 14

bluemonday says...

clubrob6 wrote:
I never eat food from any takeaway,when I go shopping I am carefull what I buy.Organic food,british meat slaughtered the british way sold by my local butcher NOT SUPERMARKET.You simply don't know what you are getting in most of takeaways these days.
just because your high st butcher charges you double do you really know where your meat comes from
[quote][p][bold]clubrob6[/bold] wrote: I never eat food from any takeaway,when I go shopping I am carefull what I buy.Organic food,british meat slaughtered the british way sold by my local butcher NOT SUPERMARKET.You simply don't know what you are getting in most of takeaways these days.[/p][/quote]just because your high st butcher charges you double do you really know where your meat comes from bluemonday
  • Score: 0

11:00am Thu 17 Apr 14

Fairfax Aches says...

About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.
About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat. Fairfax Aches
  • Score: -5

11:21am Thu 17 Apr 14

SmileyD says...

Fairfax Aches wrote:
About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.
As this take-away is in Midhurst I very much doubt that it would lie within Brighton Council's jurisdiction. Still kudos for not only blaming the Greens for this but also for your blatant xenophobia. Respect!
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.[/p][/quote]As this take-away is in Midhurst I very much doubt that it would lie within Brighton Council's jurisdiction. Still kudos for not only blaming the Greens for this but also for your blatant xenophobia. Respect! SmileyD
  • Score: 28

11:23am Thu 17 Apr 14

yaddab says...

How on earth can it take this long to come to court. 15 months, seriously !
How on earth can it take this long to come to court. 15 months, seriously ! yaddab
  • Score: 12

11:23am Thu 17 Apr 14

SmileyD says...

Hang on a minute - "Mustafa Dogdu" ??!! Is somebody here havin' a larf??
Hang on a minute - "Mustafa Dogdu" ??!! Is somebody here havin' a larf?? SmileyD
  • Score: 29

11:25am Thu 17 Apr 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

So Environmental Health didn't actually shut him down, he volunteered to do so - that was lucky wasn't it considering the situation.

People like this should be shut down permanently.
So Environmental Health didn't actually shut him down, he volunteered to do so - that was lucky wasn't it considering the situation. People like this should be shut down permanently. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 20

2:29pm Thu 17 Apr 14

rolivan says...

How is it that a food shop which has to have consent is allowed to open its doors to trade without the necessary hygiene facilities in place and inspected by the relevant Departments
How is it that a food shop which has to have consent is allowed to open its doors to trade without the necessary hygiene facilities in place and inspected by the relevant Departments rolivan
  • Score: 7

3:29pm Thu 17 Apr 14

cookie_brighton says...

mustafa dogdo...........ha ha ha...............he must be mustafa sh1t/s brother
the take away is at number 37, I googled Alis Grill, I thought this was a non story, how the hell has this guy ended up with that name.............. obviously his parents had a sense of humour..............
.get down shep. lol
mustafa dogdo...........ha ha ha...............he must be mustafa sh1t/s brother the take away is at number 37, I googled Alis Grill, I thought this was a non story, how the hell has this guy ended up with that name.............. obviously his parents had a sense of humour.............. .get down shep. lol cookie_brighton
  • Score: 4

4:49pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Wide Bertha says...

Fairfax Aches wrote:
About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.
You appear to have a very modern British standard of education
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.[/p][/quote]You appear to have a very modern British standard of education Wide Bertha
  • Score: 9

6:52pm Thu 17 Apr 14

JimP says...

Fairfax Aches wrote:
About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.
I hate to disappoint you, but when whoever it is you're complaining about is sent back on the boat to wherever you think they came from, they will meet many people who, despite having a first language other than English, can spell kebab, know the difference between "done" and "did", and between "there" and "their", and know how to use capital letters. In other words, people whose grasp of English is more than just acceptable (note spelling!)
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.[/p][/quote]I hate to disappoint you, but when whoever it is you're complaining about is sent back on the boat to wherever you think they came from, they will meet many people who, despite having a first language other than English, can spell kebab, know the difference between "done" and "did", and between "there" and "their", and know how to use capital letters. In other words, people whose grasp of English is more than just acceptable (note spelling!) JimP
  • Score: 14

6:56pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Roundbill says...

HJarrs used to be a crafty butcher - took his meat deliveries through the back passage.
HJarrs used to be a crafty butcher - took his meat deliveries through the back passage. Roundbill
  • Score: -6

8:32pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Patsyr says...

Fairfax Aches wrote:
About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.
Well, if there was a test for spelling and grammar Fairfax Aches you would be way down the list.
Where do you suggest that these kebab shop staff be sent to on the boat?
They might actually be British and might even know the English language better than you!
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.[/p][/quote]Well, if there was a test for spelling and grammar Fairfax Aches you would be way down the list. Where do you suggest that these kebab shop staff be sent to on the boat? They might actually be British and might even know the English language better than you! Patsyr
  • Score: 1

11:18pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

but the amazing thing is no Rats or cockroaches found ? ..AND and if you remove your fridge / Freezer you might be surprised to find mould behind yours to they have a small vent that lets out the dampness from the fridge / freezer it has to condense again somewhere
but the amazing thing is no Rats or cockroaches found ? ..AND and if you remove your fridge / Freezer you might be surprised to find mould behind yours to they have a small vent that lets out the dampness from the fridge / freezer it has to condense again somewhere Mr chock
  • Score: -3

10:18am Fri 18 Apr 14

NickBrt says...

I specifically said " chilli sauce yes raw sewage no " when I ordered my kebab? Will they never listen?
I specifically said " chilli sauce yes raw sewage no " when I ordered my kebab? Will they never listen? NickBrt
  • Score: 2

2:19pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Norfolk and way says...

The sewage is much healthier, more appetising and less of a health risk than Doner meat. In turkey, excrement is a national dish.
The sewage is much healthier, more appetising and less of a health risk than Doner meat. In turkey, excrement is a national dish. Norfolk and way
  • Score: 0

3:25pm Sat 19 Apr 14

clubrob6 says...

Norfolk and way wrote:
The sewage is much healthier, more appetising and less of a health risk than Doner meat. In turkey, excrement is a national dish.
I bet you are more likely to find sewage in a doner than lamb.
[quote][p][bold]Norfolk and way[/bold] wrote: The sewage is much healthier, more appetising and less of a health risk than Doner meat. In turkey, excrement is a national dish.[/p][/quote]I bet you are more likely to find sewage in a doner than lamb. clubrob6
  • Score: 0

7:41pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Levent says...

I tried eating out for the first time in a year. I ordered a sandwich in a cafe on the London Rd, Despite all the health and safety certificates on the wall, the person making the food was also taking the money and never once washed her hands after touching money from at least 20 customers. When my mate brought me my sarnie, it want straight in the bin. If this is how they act IN FRONT on you, how bad are they when you can't see them preparing food?

Mr Dog Do has a very apt name!!
I tried eating out for the first time in a year. I ordered a sandwich in a cafe on the London Rd, Despite all the health and safety certificates on the wall, the person making the food was also taking the money and never once washed her hands after touching money from at least 20 customers. When my mate brought me my sarnie, it want straight in the bin. If this is how they act IN FRONT on you, how bad are they when you can't see them preparing food? Mr Dog Do has a very apt name!! Levent
  • Score: 1

7:43pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Levent says...

SmileyD wrote:
Fairfax Aches wrote:
About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.
As this take-away is in Midhurst I very much doubt that it would lie within Brighton Council's jurisdiction. Still kudos for not only blaming the Greens for this but also for your blatant xenophobia. Respect!
xenophobia? Did you not read the bloody article you lefty freak??
Is racism the answer to all your failed arguments? you total muppet!
[quote][p][bold]SmileyD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.[/p][/quote]As this take-away is in Midhurst I very much doubt that it would lie within Brighton Council's jurisdiction. Still kudos for not only blaming the Greens for this but also for your blatant xenophobia. Respect![/p][/quote]xenophobia? Did you not read the bloody article you lefty freak?? Is racism the answer to all your failed arguments? you total muppet! Levent
  • Score: 1

8:21pm Thu 1 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Patsyr wrote:
Fairfax Aches wrote:
About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.
Well, if there was a test for spelling and grammar Fairfax Aches you would be way down the list.
Where do you suggest that these kebab shop staff be sent to on the boat?
They might actually be British and might even know the English language better than you!
And that gives them the right to prepare food in filthy, illegal conditions?

He made some excellent points, and YOU were unable to discuss them.
[quote][p][bold]Patsyr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.[/p][/quote]Well, if there was a test for spelling and grammar Fairfax Aches you would be way down the list. Where do you suggest that these kebab shop staff be sent to on the boat? They might actually be British and might even know the English language better than you![/p][/quote]And that gives them the right to prepare food in filthy, illegal conditions? He made some excellent points, and YOU were unable to discuss them. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 0

8:23pm Thu 1 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

JimP wrote:
Fairfax Aches wrote:
About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.
I hate to disappoint you, but when whoever it is you're complaining about is sent back on the boat to wherever you think they came from, they will meet many people who, despite having a first language other than English, can spell kebab, know the difference between "done" and "did", and between "there" and "their", and know how to use capital letters. In other words, people whose grasp of English is more than just acceptable (note spelling!)
And that gives foreigners the right to prepare food in filthy illegal conditions?
[quote][p][bold]JimP[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.[/p][/quote]I hate to disappoint you, but when whoever it is you're complaining about is sent back on the boat to wherever you think they came from, they will meet many people who, despite having a first language other than English, can spell kebab, know the difference between "done" and "did", and between "there" and "their", and know how to use capital letters. In other words, people whose grasp of English is more than just acceptable (note spelling!)[/p][/quote]And that gives foreigners the right to prepare food in filthy illegal conditions? ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 0

8:24pm Thu 1 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

SmileyD wrote:
Hang on a minute - "Mustafa Dogdu" ??!! Is somebody here havin' a larf??
The worrying thing is ....how many of his customers did?
[quote][p][bold]SmileyD[/bold] wrote: Hang on a minute - "Mustafa Dogdu" ??!! Is somebody here havin' a larf??[/p][/quote]The worrying thing is ....how many of his customers did? ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 0

8:26pm Thu 1 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

SmileyD wrote:
Fairfax Aches wrote:
About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.
As this take-away is in Midhurst I very much doubt that it would lie within Brighton Council's jurisdiction. Still kudos for not only blaming the Greens for this but also for your blatant xenophobia. Respect!
There is nothing xenophobic about pointing out the squalor in which many people in foreign countries live.

Shame on you.
[quote][p][bold]SmileyD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.[/p][/quote]As this take-away is in Midhurst I very much doubt that it would lie within Brighton Council's jurisdiction. Still kudos for not only blaming the Greens for this but also for your blatant xenophobia. Respect![/p][/quote]There is nothing xenophobic about pointing out the squalor in which many people in foreign countries live. Shame on you. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 0

9:08pm Thu 1 May 14

JimP says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
JimP wrote:
Fairfax Aches wrote:
About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.
I hate to disappoint you, but when whoever it is you're complaining about is sent back on the boat to wherever you think they came from, they will meet many people who, despite having a first language other than English, can spell kebab, know the difference between "done" and "did", and between "there" and "their", and know how to use capital letters. In other words, people whose grasp of English is more than just acceptable (note spelling!)
And that gives foreigners the right to prepare food in filthy illegal conditions?
No, of course it doesn't, but we have hundreds of what you'd call "foreign" run restaurants in this country which are excellent, while the public health people sometimes prosecute restaurant owners who aren't what you'd call "foreign."

My point was that if someone is going to use emotive phrases like "sent back on the boat" they don't make themselves look as ethnically superior as they think they are by posting their comment in appalling English.
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JimP[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: About time Brighton council sorted this sort of mess out and done a full investigation into all kabab shops and there owners. most of them apply foreign standards of hygiene which are not aceptabel in Brighton and need shut down and sent back on the boat.[/p][/quote]I hate to disappoint you, but when whoever it is you're complaining about is sent back on the boat to wherever you think they came from, they will meet many people who, despite having a first language other than English, can spell kebab, know the difference between "done" and "did", and between "there" and "their", and know how to use capital letters. In other words, people whose grasp of English is more than just acceptable (note spelling!)[/p][/quote]And that gives foreigners the right to prepare food in filthy illegal conditions?[/p][/quote]No, of course it doesn't, but we have hundreds of what you'd call "foreign" run restaurants in this country which are excellent, while the public health people sometimes prosecute restaurant owners who aren't what you'd call "foreign." My point was that if someone is going to use emotive phrases like "sent back on the boat" they don't make themselves look as ethnically superior as they think they are by posting their comment in appalling English. JimP
  • Score: 0

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