Regulatory and Licensing

What is a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice and what should I do if my business is served with one?

If an Environmental Health Officer attends a Food Business and is satisfied that the conditions there present an imminent risk of injury to health, a hygiene emergency prohibition notice may be served on the Food Business Operator. These notices are...

Food hygiene breaches closes Digbeth Irish Centre

The Irish Centre had three visits from Birmingham City Council’s Environmental Health Officers within 15 months. They found rodent droppings in the bar and club including the kitchen, storerooms, glass wash area and in the bar area next to glasses. ...

Takeaway owner banned after food hygiene breaches

Kobir Ahmed, director of Johnny Banqueting Limited, pleaded guilty to four offences and was sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court after an investigation by the Council’s Environmental Health team. The prosecution was commenced after evidence of mouse...

Restaurant Owner and Manager Prosecuted for Food Hygiene Breaches

The owner and the manager of a Luton restaurant have been convicted of food hygiene offences after the business was closed following a food hygiene inspection in May 2018. On 11 May 2018 a food safety officer undertook a routine inspection at Al Badar...

Restaurant owner fined for food safety breaches

Adem Kaya, the owner of The Golden Grill, admitted four offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 and Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 and was fined £1,800 by Guildford Magistrates’ Court plus a £170 victim...

Vape Store Fined for Selling Nicotine to an Underaged Person

Vape Store Fined by Trading Standards for Selling Nicotine Vape Products to an Underage Person On 8 April 2019, Cloud Chaser Limited, trading as Infinity Mist, pleaded guilty to three offences including selling nicotine vape liquid to a 15 year old in...

Dog owners breach Noise Abatement Notice

In May 2018, Mark Stuart and Julie Ann Thomson moved to Velindre. Between June and August 2018, Carmarthenshire County Council received 16 complaints of excessive dog barking from residents of Velindre. Some of the barking occurred between midnight and 4am....

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...

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...
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