Cutting plant in Bristol to pay more than £60,000 for hygiene failings

Prosecuted for six breaches of hygiene regulations, a meat cutting plant were found to have failed to apply ID marks to poultry carcasses, re-used cardboard boxes and processed over temperature meat. 

The company previously had multiple warnings earlier in the year. They also had an unannounced inspection. The business was served Remedial Action Notices which required it to take immediate action to comply with the regulations. 

Simon Tunnicliffe of FSA Head of Field Operations said “We always aim to work with a business to help them resolve issues first where possible. However, where a business fails to uphold acceptable food hygiene standards, we will take action and look to prosecute to protect public health."

At a hearing on 2 November 2020, Bristol Magistrates’ Court ordered the cutting plant business to pay a £53,000 fine, plus costs of £9,425 and a £181 victim surcharge.

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