Cockroaches and spider webs in the kitchen lead to the closure of a restaurant in Siracusa

Officials from the administrative police division, along with personnel from the Food and Nutrition Office of the Siracusa Sian, discovered hygiene violations in an Oriental cuisine restaurant in downtown Siracusa. The police found that the premises were infested with pests (cockroaches, both alive and dead on the kitchen floor), and there was a lack of traceability for some preserved fish products stored in the refrigerator, which did not have the required labelling for proper temperature reduction prior to processing. The kitchen’s food chiller was also out of order and dirty, with spider webs present. Additionally, the food processing area was contaminated with dirt, mold, and rust stains on kitchen equipment. The restaurant has been closed until proper hygiene conditions are restored.