Fine for shopkeeper who ignored prohibition notice over missing meat grinder guard
29th January 2019
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."