Subway due inspection after employee retrieves bread from bin

A Subway branch in Rugby, Warwickshire is to receive a follow-up inspection after footage emerged of an employee retrieving bread out of a bin.

An environmental health officer visited the Subway branch at Rugby’s Central Park on 12 October after the video was published on Facebook that day.

Environmental health officers interviewed the manager of the restaurant and an inspection of the premises revealed a number of food hygiene issues.

Rugby Borough Council told British Baker that a report from the inspection has been sent to the manager, along with a food safety warning letter.

“A further inspection will take place to check the restaurant has addressed the food hygiene issues raised,” said a Rugby Borough Council spokesperson. “The restaurant’s food hygiene rating will be regraded in accordance with the Food Standards Agency’s code of practice.”

Prior to the inspection on 12 October, the Subway Rugby branch had a five-star rating.

The council spokesperson added that the restaurant has until 1 November to appeal the new rating, which will only apply once that deadline has passed, providing the restaurant has not lodged an appeal.

Subway responded to the footage stating that it has strict food safety and hygiene procedures to ensure that customers are served products to a high standard.

“This video relates to a historic incident, which has been fully investigated. We are disappointed with the updated rating received by the environmental health officers and the local store owner is looking forward to a follow-up inspection,” said a spokesperson for the sandwich chain.

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