Food Safety In The News

Supermarket Fined £644,000 for Mouse Infestation


A major supermarket in Park Royal, London received a £644,000 for mouse infestation. The supermarket failed to keep the premises clean, ensure adequate procedures in place to control pests and placed unfit food on the market. Pests are a major food safety hazard can contaminate food with harmful pathogenic bacteria.


Fast Food Chain Fined £100,000 for Food Hygiene Offences


A food safety inspection of fast a food restaurant found poor standards of cleaning and maintenance of the premises and equipment. The investigation revealed that was no hot water to wash hands and clean food preparation areas for 10 days.


Restaurants in Wycombe Received Zero Food Hygiene Rating


Twenty food premises in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire received a zero food hygiene rating which indicate urgent improvements necessary to achieve legal requirements for food hygiene and safety. Establishments included, pubs, restaurants, takeaways and shops.


Pizza Company in St Albans Fined £10,000 for Food Safety and Health and Safety Offences


A pizza company in St Albans, Hertfordshire, was fined £10,000 for poor standards of cleaning of the premises and equipment. Poor standards of cleaning can lead to cross contamination of allergens and harmful bacteria.


Food Manufacturer Fined £244,000 for Food Safety Failures


A food manufacturer in Cumbria, supplying food to care homes, schools and hospitals, was fined £244,000 for a wide range of food safety offences. Contraventions included: placing unfit food for human consumption on the market, adequate supervision and training of food handlers and a failure to prevent cross contamination.



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