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Lichfield politicians get a taste of life as a food inspector

Health Inspector Graham Hakes, Cllr Ian Pritchard, Michael Fabricant and Cllr Mike Wilcox

Health Inspector Graham Hakes, Cllr Ian Pritchard, Michael Fabricant and Cllr Mike Wilcox

Lichfield politicians have been seeing the work of the city’s food hygiene inspectors at first hand.

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant was joined by Lichfield District Council Leader Cllr Mike Wilcox and Cllr Ian Pritchard, District Cabinet Member with responsibility for Environmental Health as they saw for themselves how premises are inspected.

The environmental health team and their special guests inspected the Tesco Distribution Centre at Fradley the Lee Garden Cantonese Restaurant in Lichfield.

Mr Fabricant said:

“I was hugely impressed with the work of the Environmental Health Team, which advises companies on minimising risk to their employees and their customers.  They do valuable work for the community.

“As well as visiting a number of locations with the team and learning about some of the work they do, I heard about future plans for Lichfield’s innovative Rate My Place website.

“I was pleased that the Lee Garden has won a five star rating.  Less encouraging is one Indian restaurant in Lichfield which failed to win any stars at all for food safety or hygiene. People can see which one it is for themselves on the website.”

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  1. Adam

    19th July, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Eastern Eye/ Abduls got no stars….. amazing that people still eat there

  2. Nick Brickett

    21st July, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    The RateMyPlace website is second-to-none. Stuart Harison (@pezholio) has done a wonderful job getting it to where it is now!

  3. Stuart Harrison

    21st July, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Aw shucks! :) Thanks!

    Don’t forget there’s an iPhone app ( and a mobile site ( too! :)