Posted: 26 Jan 2018 07:00 AM PST
Food Hygiene Prosecution for using unsuitable wooden plates.
A Birmingham restaurant learned an expensive lesson in relation to food hygiene when it was fined £50,000 by Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.
Ibrahim’s Grill and Steak House had adopted the use of wooden boards as is currently popular in substitution for plates. However, due to repeated use those boards had fallen into a condition whereby they could not be effectively cleaned and indeed the Inspectors stated in evidence that they were incapable of being cleaned.
The premises was served with a Hygiene Improvement Notice and although some improvement had been undertaken in the two months following service of the notice the boards were still in use.
Mark Crocksford of the Prosecution team stated: “The owners were given sound advice which they chose to ignore. I am pleased Magistrates supported our efforts with a large fine and hope advice we give on improving business to protect health will not be ignored in the future”.
Should you be subject to the Hygiene Improvement Notice it is of fundamental importance that all matters are addressed and/or dialogue is entered into with the enforcement agency.
Should a prosecution arise our expert licensing Solicitors will be able to assist you and hopefully avoid fines of this magnitude.