Regulatory and Licensing

West Midlands Restaurant Owner Fined for Food Safety Breaches

Trading standards officers visited Mozalicious in Langley, Oldbury at the end of 2017 as part of an investigation into 40 local restaurants. The officers conducted test purchases of ‘peanut free meals’ having stated to restaurant staff that...

A number of Black Country food businesses rated zero for food hygiene

A number of restaurants and takeaways across the Black Country have been given a food hygiene rating of zero following recent food hygiene inspections by Environmental Health Officers . The zero rating for food hygiene means urgent improvement is...

Shop licence revoked after underage alcohol sales

Spar Groceries, in Raglan Terrace, has lost its licence to sell alcohol. The shop in question sold alcohol to a 16 year old test purchaser who was sent in to the property by North Yorkshire County Council’s   Trading Standards officers . 18 days...

Former director prosecuted after peanut traces found in 'peanut-free' dish

Reza Ul-Islam, the former director of B68 Indian Cuisine and Takeway on Hagley Road West, Oldbury was prosecuted after a ‘peanut free’ lamb korma and rice dish was found to contain enough traces of nuts to trigger an anaphylactic reaction that...

Takeaway fined £20,000 after mice droppings found in food

The Taste of Khyber Restaurant and Takeaway of Alum Rock Road, Birmingham was fined £20,000 and owner Zahoor Khan, who had previously admitted 12 breaches of food hygiene regulations , was sentenced to four months imprisonment suspended for 12 months,...

£80,000 fine for construction company after health and safety breach

An employee of Croudace Homes Limited suffered severe multiple injuries including a punctured lung, six fractured ribs, a fractured vertebra and a fractured shoulder after he fell through a plasterboard ceiling onto a staircase below whilst working...

The Clockhouse pub owner receives second conviction for noise breache

A landlord, Paul Edward Harris, and a company in which he is a director, Clockhouse Partnership Limited, have been ordered to pay £3,500 in fines, £1,069.26 prosecution costs and a £320 victim surcharge after both admitted four...

Prosecution after trader fails to undertake works

Austin Jackson, from Wolverhampton, received over £3,700 from a woman in Great Barr after agreeing to carry out work in her loft and fit a brand new kitchen which he then failed to do. The victim was left without funds to employ another contractor to...

Takeaway fined after cat found inside the premises

Mint Limited, in Telford, has been fined £2,800 after the takeaway was convicted of food hygiene breaches. The takeaway was visited in February 2018 by Inspectors from Telford & Wrekin Council, after being given a Food Hygiene Rating of one in...

Two takeaways fined for hygiene offences

The owners of the Rose of Kashmir (Dudley) Ltd and Balti 4 U Ltd, both based in Dudley, were found guilty of numerous hygiene offences at Dudley Magistrates’ Court. During an inspection in August 2017, environmental health officers found dirty...

Baker fined after incorrectly labelling eggs

Sandra Hawkins of Family Bakers has received a £1,240 fine for failing to correctly label products to protect customers with allergies. In total, Ms Hawkins pleaded guilty to seven food safety , hygiene and regulatory offences at Mansfield...

Takeaway bosses fined £22,000 after dead rat found floating in waste oil

Maqsood Ahmed and Mohammed Saghir, former owners of the Mamaz takeaway, have been ordered to pay £11,000 each as well as £410 costs and a £100 victim surcharge. The pair pleaded guilty to 11 food safety and hygiene charges at Dudley...

Meat company fined £36,000 for food hygiene breaches

Sandwell Foods Ltd, which trades as Halal World, was also ordered to pay costs of £7,190 and a victim surcharge of £170 at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court. The owners of the meat cutting plant on Garrison Lane, Birmingham, pleaded guilty...

Food App Just Eat fails to display hygiene ratings for takeaways given zero for hygiene

Over half of outlets rated as 0 for food hygiene by the Food Standards Agency in Birmingham are listed on Just Eat. 20 out of the 31 takeaways rated 0 are listed on Just Eat, but their food hygiene score is not displayed. Other major cities such as...

Fine of £8,000 after mice found during routine hygiene inspection

The owner of Desi Roti and Khana in Smethwick has pleaded guilty to four food hygiene offences at Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court. The owner was ordered to a pay a fine of £8,000, costs of £1,439.59 and a victim surcharge of £170. ...

Kent County Council breaches Health and Safety legislation and is fined £200,000

Kent County Council has pleaded guilty to breaching regulation 10(1) of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 after an asbestos rope was found hanging from the ceiling of a primary school. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)...

A high number of food businesses in Birmingham are failing to meet hygiene standards

Following research into 390 local authorities across the UK, Birmingham City Council was top of the rankings, for a second successive year, as one of the worst areas in the UK for food hygiene compliance. In Birmingham, 43 per cent of high and medium-risk...

Fly-tipping fine of £36,572.50 for accountancy firm

In April 2017, an investigation was undertaken by Environmental Health Officers at Brent Council after local residents reported rubbish being dumped near the office of Ommegas Services Ltd, an accountancy firm, in Kingsbury, Middlesex. The discovery of...

Seizure of 2,000 counterfeit "Squishies" toys

Wolverhampton Council’s Trading Standards team has seized more than 2,000 counterfeit “Squishies” toys after undertaking test purchases in Wolverhampton. The toys were transported in loose packaging from China. The toys were tested for...

Suspended prison sentence for careless bus driver

On 22 February 2016, Mr Van Chuyen Le, employed by Cambus Limited trading as Stagecoach East, lost control of the bus he was driving which caused it to jump over the guided section of the track and cross an adjacent path onto the side of a grassy embankment....
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