Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Sultan's Table restaurant convicted

10 April 2006

Sultan's Table restaurant convicted for poor food hygiene practices

The owner of a central city restaurant has been convicted and fined $9,100 for food hygiene charges in the Auckland District Court, following prosecution by Auckland City.

The convictions and fines relate to Sultan's Table, located in Victoria Street West, which has a long history of poor food hygiene practices, having failed numerous inspections by health officers in past years.

The restaurant's owner, Mr Cem Karavan, pleaded guilty to 56 charges under the food hygiene regulations, on issues including: * poor cleanliness and maintenance * slugs found in kitchen and flyscreens needed on windows close to cooking area * delays in necessary repair work to the floor * plates kept on floor * freezer and coffee beans stored in toilet * failure to display food license.

Mr Karavan also received convictions for two charges under the Local Government Act of failing to comply with instructions from a council officer.

"This conviction sends a clear signal to owners of food premises, that it is not acceptable to disregard food safety matters," says Darryl Thompson, senior environmental health officer for Auckland City. "Owners have a responsibility to ensure their businesses meet acceptable public health standards."

Comments made by District Court Judge Hubble at the time of conviction further highlight the serious nature of the case.

Judge Hubble stated that Mr Karavan had shown a serious lack of response to the repeated requests for improvement by council's health officers and had permitted a substantial health hazard to exist. He had persistently failed to obtain a food premise license and was aggravatingly repetitive in his failure to comply with instructions given by environmental health officers.

Judge Hubble also said that Mr Karavan was not qualified to manage a food business and the only mitigating circumstance was that he had closed down all of his restaurants.

Mr Karavan closed Sultan's Table in July last year. If in future he wants to apply for a food health license to enable him to open another restaurant, he must appear before Auckland City's Planning Fixtures Committee and give an explanation of why he should be permitted to hold another license. The committee would then decide whether a license should be granted.

For information on food hygiene regulations, or to look up the food gradings of particular restaurants, visit www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/council/services/foodsearch.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election