Regulatory and Licensing

Trader convicted of unfair trading practices

Andrew Scott and his company Premier Interiors Ltd have been convicted of breaching the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. The offence relates to a project for a Derbyshire couple who had ordered a kitchen which was to be installed...

STB Foods Ltd convicted after breaching health and safety regulations

  In July 2017, Wolverhampton Council’s Environmental Health Officers visited STB Foods Ltd after a food safety inspection raised health and safety concerns . The officers found that food storage racks holding heavy goods were bent, split...

Restaurant owner banned after string of failed hygiene inspections

In April 2017, Salvatore Trecarichi was fined £750 after health inspectors found dead flies in pans of bolognese left out and uncovered overnight. They also found bird droppings in an extractor fan and out of date lasagne. In the subsequent months, Mr...

Owner of WOW bar fined over noise complaints

Victoria Roffi, owner of WOW Bar, has been found guilty of two breaches of a noise abatement notice which had been served on the bar. Cardiff Council had received numerous complaints dating back to July 2018, about loud amplified music and singing late at...

Woman fined £1,000 for keeping noisy dogs in Cradley council house

Dudley Council had received noise complaints from neighbours of Rachel Cook. The Council believed that Ms Cook was keeping multiple dogs in her home which were causing the noise. Following these complaints, the Council served Ms Cook with a noise abatement...

'Puppy farm' breeder jailed for fraud

Esther Titterton had been illegally breeding and selling puppies using fake Kennel Club paperwork and fake vaccination certificates. Trading Standards Officers seized up to 39 puppies, many with health problems, from Ms Titterton’s home in Stafford....

Car dealer guilty of selling unroadworthy vehicle

In July 2018, Arfan Aslam, trading as Adeez Motors, sold a Mazda RX-8 describing the vehicle as 'mechanically perfect with no issues'. He also stated that the vehicle was a ‘stunning example – drives perfect’. Following a complaint...

What happens if I fail to update my medical conditions with the DVLA?

The DVLA has issued updated guidance on which medical conditions motorists should be making it aware of. These are medical conditions which the DVLA consider may affect the way you drive and a list can be found at ...

Two stores in Dudley cease trading following the discovery of illegal tobacco and cigarettes

In December 2018, Dudley Council applied for a closure order under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 against European Food Express in Dudley High Street. The application was successful. Counterfeit and illegal cigarettes and tobacco had...

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...
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