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Traders Prosecuted Food Offences

This is a list of traders, prosecuted in Birmingham, that have been taken to court during the period March 2014 to September 2014.

Azim Akhtar
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 7th March 2014 to five offences: three relating to the insanitary conditions found at Blend It, 19 Muntz Street, Birmingham, the food preparation area was littered with mouse droppings and two of failing to comply with Improvement Notices requiring the implementation of a food safety management system
based on HACCP principles and providing food hygiene training for food handlers.
Penalty total £1,750 (£350 x 5)
Costs £1,665 (£1,665 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Aurangzeb Ali
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 27th March 2014 to three offences relating to the poor conditions at Johnny’s Fish Bar and Kebab House, 481 Alum Rock Road. There was evidence of mouse activity and mouse droppings were found on food preparation surfaces, next to food containers and on packaging. Food surfaces and equipment in the preparation and
storage areas were dirty with an accumulation of grease and food debris.
Penalty 12 month conditional discharge
Costs None awarded (£855 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Big Bite (Birmingham) Ltd
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 4th April 2014 to six offences relating to the poor conditions at Big Bite, 79 Broad Street, Birmingham. There was evidence of mouse activity and mouse droppings were found on food
preparation surfaces, next to food containers and on shelves in the basement storeroom. Cheese was found stored in the fridge directly on top of newspaper and the kebab slicer was damaged with sellotape around the wiring. The sinks and taps were dirty. The hot cupboard and dough mixer were also dirty.
Penalty total £8,000 (£3,335 x 1, £333 x 1, £1,333 x 1, £334 x 1, £665 x 1, £2,000 x 1)
Costs £2,586 (£2,586 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Nadim Hussain
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 10th April 2014 to five offences relating to the poor conditions at Dixy Chicken, 624 Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham. There were gaps at floor/wall junctions inside the kitchen which could allow entry to pests. Accumulations of mouse droppings were found on shelves, work surfaces and inside storage boxes. Food packaging had been gnawed by mice and food handlers had not received any food hygiene training.
Penalty total £10,000 (£2,000 x 5)
Costs £172 (£172 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Mohammed Nazim Malik
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 22nd May 2014 to one offence relating to conditions at Popular Balti, 139 Ladypool Road. There were no procedures in place to control pests and there was evidence of cockroach activity at the premises.
Penalty £300
Costs £500 (£1,011 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Salman Obaid
Pleaded not guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 3rd June 2014 to four offences relating to the conditions at Sajid Shahi Kebab House, 123-125 Alum Rock Road. There were no adequate procedures in place to control pests, food equipment was not clean, a bain marie and food blender were found to be greasy and filthy. There were no procedures based on HACCP
principles and food handlers were not trained in food hygiene. Found guilty after trial. Mr Obaid pleaded guilty to one offence of failing to ensure the food premises were kept clean. Shelves and floor/wall junctions throughout the premises were filthy and there was an accumulation of mouse droppings in food preparation rooms.
Penalty total £800 (£300 x 1,£200 x 1 & £100 x 3)
Costs £200 (£4,000 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Mohammed Sohel
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 5th June 2014 to four offences relating to the conditions at Minar Diner/Restaurant, 6 Walford Road. The premises were not kept clean or maintained in a good condition; racks used to store clean washing up were dirty and rusty, the ceiling above the cookers was damaged and could not be effectively cleaned. There was a hole in the floor by the back door large enough to allow the entry of rodents. Walls were dirty with paint flaking making them incapable of being cleaned. There were no procedures in place to control pests and mouse droppings were found throughout the kitchen and on the work surface where food was to be prepared.
Penalty total £800 (£200 x 4)
Costs £1,157 (£1,157 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Faleh Sahed
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 5th June 2014 to 24 offences: 21 relating to the poor conditions found at Saria Store, 91 Holyhead Road, Birmingham during five separate inspections in May, June, July, August and September 2013. The premises were in a dirty condition and there were areas of bare brick and plaster and holes in the walls in the preparation rooms. The premises did not have adequate lighting and trays for sweets were heavily scored and blackened. Cooked naan breads were in a box outside the premises. There were no procedures based on HACCP and the overflow drainpipe from the kitchen sink was not connected to a drainage system. Two offences related to the failure to comply with Improvement Notices requiring procedures based on HACCP to be implemented and the extraction system to be interlocked with the gas supply. One offence related to the failure to comply with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regs in connection with a power operated flue system for the gas oven.
Penalty 12 month conditional discharge
Costs £2,538 (£2,538 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 & Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Bread Co Bakery Limited
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 14th July 2014 to four offences relating to the poor conditions at Bread Co, Units 8 & 9 Premier Trading Estate. There were holes in the skylights above the packing area. Bread ovens, bread tins and racking were in a dirty condition with built up burnt food debris and grease. The dough machine and food containers were dirty. There were no procedures implemented based on HACCP.
Penalty total £2,000 (£500 x 4)
Costs £1,000 (£1,764 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Naveed Ayas
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 14th August 2014 to 3 offences relating to the conditions at Kashmir Roti & Curry Junction, 442 Bordesley Green. There were no procedures in place to control pests and food was not protected against contamination. Mouse droppings were found on food preparation tables, in bags of flour and on food containers.
There was an accumulation of dirt and food debris on floor surfaces and underneath equipment.
Penalty £2,400 (£800 x 3)
Costs £728 (£728 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Shezad Butt
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court on 22nd August 2014 to 20 offences relating to conditions found on six separate occasions at Sweets and Grill/Yaadgar Buffett, 122-130 Ladypool Road. An accumulation of dirt, food debris, mould and mouse droppings were found at the premises. Food was kept in dirty containers and food debris was found on shelving above uncovered food in the walk-in chiller. Frozen milk desserts were stored uncovered next to raw meat kebabs and dirty cloths were used for cleaning food preparation surfaces. There were no procedures based on HACCP. The mixer in the first floor
kitchen was encrusted with old flour and the inside of the microwave was encrusted with food residues. The inside panel of the fridge was dirty and mouldy and mouse droppings were found on chopping boards. Prohibited from participating in the management of a food business.
Penalty 5 months imprisonment suspended for 12 months & 12 months supervision and 80 hours of unpaid work
Costs £500 (£9,122 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Naveed Ayas
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 14th August 2014 to 3 offences relating to the conditions at Kashmir Roti & Curry Junction, 442 Bordesley Green. There were no procedures in place to control pests and food was not protected against contamination. Mouse droppings were found on food preparation tables, in bags of flour and on food containers. There was an
accumulation of dirt and food debris on floor surfaces and underneath equipment.
Penalty £2,400 (£800 x 3)
Costs £728 (£728 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Shezad Butt
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court on 22nd August 2014 to 20 offences relating to conditions found on six separate occasions at Sweets and Grill/Yaadgar Buffett, 122-130 Ladypool Road. An accumulation of dirt, food debris, mould and mouse droppings were found at the premises. Food was kept in dirty containers and food debris was found on shelving above uncovered
food in the walk-in chiller. Frozen milk desserts were stored uncovered next to raw meat kebabs and dirty cloths were used for cleaning food preparation surfaces. There were no procedures based on HACCP. The mixer in the first floor kitchen was encrusted with old flour and the inside of the microwave was encrusted with food residues. The inside panel of the fridge was dirty and mouldy and mouse droppings were found on chopping boards. Prohibited from participating in the management
of a food business.
Penalty 5 months imprisonment suspended for 12 months with 12 months supervision and 80 hours of unpaid work
Costs £500 (£9,122 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Mohmed Sakir Hasim Manjara
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 25th September 2014 to 23 offences relating to the poor conditions found at Ayman Fruit and Veg, 135 Soho Road, Birmingham during six separate inspections.. There was evidence of rat activity at the rear of the premises and mouse activity inside. Floors and walls were dirty and. the hand basin in the toilet was dirty. There were holes in walls and tiles were cracked and missing in places. There was an accumulation of black bags and crates containing food waste in the rear yard. There were no procedures in place based on HACCP. Potatoes and onions were stored outside exposed to the elements with rodent droppings on them. Milk was kept at room temperature. Cookies and cheese had been gnawed by mice. Mouse urine and droppings was found on packets of rice and chillies. Mouldy and rotting vegetables were found in the cold room.
Penalty £2,500 – offence 1 with no separate penalty for other offences
Costs £2,389 (£2,389 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006


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