Between the months of January and April this year there has been a significant increase in the number of prosecutions for breaches of the Food Safety & Hygiene Regulations.
Amongst those businesses, Tesco alone admitted substantial breaches for selling ‘out of date’ food and was fined £7.56 million.
Amandeep Murria of Kangs Solicitors highlights some of the deficiencies discovered by Health & Food Hygiene Officers.
If you are being investigated, or anticipate such an investigation, for any Food Safety Hygiene Breaches, it is imperative that you seek immediate expert guidance.
Our team is here to assist you. Please feel free to call us for an initial no obligation confidential discussion:
Hygiene Failures Discovered | Kangs Food Hygiene Defence Solicitors
During Inspections, the Health and Hygiene Officers discovered numerous breaches of the Regulations including:
- the presence of cockroaches, both live and dead,
- poorly maintained premises including unhygienic sealed cracks and crevices on and around cooking surfaces,
- rat and mice droppings were regularly discovered,
- substandard food being sold to consumers which could quite easily have resulted in sickness and ill health,
- paintbrushes were being used to glaze products due to be sold for consumption.
How Can We Help? | Kangs Environmental Health Solicitors
The team at Kangs Solicitors regularly represents both individuals and businesses facing investigation by Environmental Agency officers.
The clients we have defended cover the whole spectrum from small shopkeepers to large wholesalers, national restaurant chains to boutique hotels across the length and breadth of England from our offices situated in London, Birmingham and Manchester.
Courts are not afraid to impose large fines in recognition of the serious threat to public health that unhygienic and unsafe operations pose and extreme breaches of the Regulations may result in a period of imprisonment and directors of companies could find themselves disqualified from acting in connection with company administration for a considerable period of time.
Who Can I Contact For Help? | Kangs National Criminal Defence Solicitors
Please feel free to contact our team through any of the following who will be happy to provide you with some initial advice and assistance.