eastlaw prosecutes chip shop owner for food hygiene offences.
On 28 November 2018, eastlaw (acting on behalf of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk) successfully prosecuted a chip shop owner for Food Hygiene Offences.
The Food Business Operator pleaded guilty to a string of 14 offences all which were contrary to the Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations 2013. The 2013 Regulations provide that primary responsibility for food safety rests on the Food Business Operators.
The King’s Lynn Magistrates Court heard how the Chip Shop owner had failed to implement and maintain food hygiene processes, keep food premises clean on a number of occasions , ensure staff were suitably trained or keep ingredients in conditions to protect from contamination amongst many other offences.
The owner is now prohibited from participating in the management of any food business and was ordered to pay a total of £48, 782.47 for fines and Court fees.