Takeaway owner fined over £5,000 after mice are found

An owner of a takeaway in Edenthorpe, Doncaster has been heavily fined after environmental health officers from Doncaster Council found evidence of pest activity and filthy conditions.

Jahangir Hossain, owner of Ayesha Indian Takeaway, Rear of 159 Doncaster Road, Sunnyside, Edenthorpe, Doncaster DN3 2QA attended Doncaster Magistrates Court on 5th June 2019 for breach of food safety and hygiene regulations. 

Mr Hossain attended unrepresented and pleaded guilty to all eight charges. He was fined £660 for each offence (total fine: £5,328), and had to pay costs of £550 and a victim surcharge of £66.  The total he has to pay is £5,944. 

During an unannounced Food Hygiene Inspection on 7th December 2017 officers found evidence of pest activity in the rear preparation area and storage areas of the business.

Areas of the business were found in a filthy condition and the significant pest activity posed an imminent risk to public health.

The business was voluntarily closed to determine the extent of the pest activity and to thoroughly clean and sanitise the unit. The business was reopened to the public on 14th December 2017 after mice had been eradicated from the premises and cleaning and sanitising had taken place.

The inspection also revealed staff were inadequately trained and documentation for ensuring food safety had not been completed.

Cllr Chris McGuinness, Cabinet Member for Communities, Voluntary Sector and the Environment, said:

“We have a zero tolerance approach when owners of food businesses fail to keep their shops clean, hygienic and free from pests which pose a serious risk to public health.”

  • Category: General
Last updated: 18 July 2019 10:18:32