Fine for food safety/hygiene breaches
In April 2018, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) served Remedial Action Notices on Noor Halal Foods. These required the business to take immediate action to comply with food safety regulations. Noor Halal Foods were provided with advice and guidance about the correct application of ID marks to poultry carcasses and the required standard of cleaning for plastic trays.
When FSA officers returned to the business on 24 May 2018 and again on 21 June 2018 they observed continued breaches.
On 30 May 2019 at Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court, Noor Halal Foods pleaded guilty to failing to correctly ID carcasses and using unclean trays to store wrapped meat. They were fined £12,000 and ordered to pay costs of £6,086 and a victim surcharge of £170.
Dr Colin Sullivan, the FSA’s chief operating officer said: “The FSA takes breaches of food hygiene regulations very seriously. Identification of products helps ensure that food can be verified and allows food to be traced back to where it was produced. We welcome this fine for the disregard of procedures that are put in place to protect consumers and the industry.”
If you or your business are faced with an investigation or prosecution for breaching food safety, food hygiene, or trading standards legislation you should call our specialist Regulatory Partner, James Lowe, on 07833 240400 for advice and assistance.