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485kg of unsafe food at central Brussels restaurant

22:51 16/05/2018

Food safety inspectors have seized almost half a tonne of unsafe food from a Thai fast-food restaurant in Brussels' pedestrian zone.

In a spot check at Thai Wok on Boulevard Anspach, inspectors from hygiene service Brulabo found fish, noodles, vegetables and hundreds of litres of sauce that were not fit for human consumption, La Dernière Heure reports.

"Their fridges do not work, or work badly," an official told the paper. "They have had this problem since opening but have never fixed it."

According to the newspaper, inspectors noted a "relatively poor overall standard of hygiene" - including ingredients with no visible use-by date and no soap at hand washbasins.

Brulabo has also raised concerns about 10 kebab shops and a Quick burger restaurant in central Brussels. The city wants to encourage quality food outlets to develop in the new pedestrian zone.




But are these places still open for business or have they all been closed until they comply with the required hygiene standards?

May 17, 2018 08:06

I have issues with food safety often in Brussels..I am very very careful where I eat now and always carry anti-diarrhea medication with me...I have more problems with food here then when I stayed in Morocco.

May 18, 2018 10:58

I remember some 20 years ago, a was over from the UK doing a stage at a brussels NGO. There was scandal at the time because the owner/chef at a restaurant in Brussels had murdered a business rival or something, but got round to getting rid of the corpse. So was keeping it in a walk in freezer at the restaurant, along with food destined for public consumption. Yuck

May 22, 2018 06:46