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Fine for shopkeeper who ignored prohibition notice over missing meat grinder guard

The owner of a food store in Wellington, Shropshire, has to pay out more than £2,000 after failing to comply with a prohibition notice.


Shropshire Magistrates’ Court was told how, on 24 January 2018 Ali Raza, who owned Al-Madina, was issued with a prohibition notice from a Telford and Wrekin Council food hygiene inspector as workers were at risk of amputation from an unguarded meat grinder. 

When inspectors returned to the store on 18 September that year they found there was still no safety guard on the machine, which is capable of grinding 21 lbs of meat per minute. 

Raza admitted breaching one offence under the Health and Safety at Work Act. He was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £1,040 in costs. 

Councillor Richard Overton, Telford and Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for enforcement, said: “Our food hygiene inspectors make dozens of visits every month. Not only does it lead to the awarding of a food hygiene rating, it brings to their attention other issues of concern which require urgent action.”


Keeley Downey was the former assistant editor of IOSH Magazine. Previously she was editor of Biofuels International, Bioenergy Insight and Tank Cleaning Magazine


  • Sadly not the first time this

    Permalink Submitted by H&S Advisor on 29 January 2019 - 02:45 pm

    Sadly not the first time this type of incident has occurred.
    A BUSINESS owner has been fined after a butcher was left with life-changing injuries after his hand was caught in a mincing machine.
    Nadeem Qasim, 47, ignored repeated warnings about a faulty meat mincer before Asif Nazir severed a thumb and finger, Preston Crown Court heard.
    Prosecutors described Mr Nazir's injuries as 'catastrophic'


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