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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 May 2013 to October 2013.

Asif Mohammed
Pleaded guilty to three offences at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 23rd May 2013 relating to the poor conditions at Sizzlers, 755 Alum Rock Road. The premises were not kept clean and there was a build up of fat residue on the
floor tiles in the kitchen. Floor surfaces beneath equipment were littered with food debris and mouse droppings. Mouse droppings were found on surfaces where food was prepared and on bags and containers used to package ready to
eat foods. There were no procedures in place to control pests.
Penalty £1,000 – offence 1 with no separate penalty for offences 2 & 3
Prosecution costs £1,024 (£1,024 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Mohammed Abid Banares
Pleaded guilty to 23 offences at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 23rd May 2013 relating to the conditions found at K Authentic Foods and K Fish & Chips, 238 Washwood Heath Road. Nine offences relating to an inspection of
K Authentic Foods on 6th March 2012. The kebab machine and weighing machine were dirty. Food preparation tables, shelving and other equipment were covered with building dust. The packaging room had bare brick walls, piles of
building rubble, hanging wires and exposed steel joists. Equipment which comes into contact with food was dirty and there were no procedures based on HACCP. 11 offences relating to an inspection of K Fish and Chips on 6th
March 2013. There was an accumulation of dirt, debris and grease on the floor at the server counter. Touch points, light switches, plug sockets and door handles were dirty. The rolling pin for dough was encrusted with hardened dough, metal tongs used for serving lettuce were dirty and there was build up of oil in the fryer range. Cheese was being stored next to raw meat in the display counter. Mouse droppings were found inside the electrical cupboard. There were no procedures based on HACCP. Three offences relating to a further visit to K Fish and Chips on 4th April 2012. The inside of the microwave was dirty. Cheese was being stored next to raw burgers and meat in the cold display counter.
Penalty total £3,000 (£1,000 x 3 for each date/ set of offences)
Prosecution costs £1,776 (£1,776 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Abdul Ghani Mohabat
Pleaded guilty to six offences at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 29th May 2013 relating to conditions at Pak Afghan Grocery, 342 Stratford Road. Mouse and rat droppings were found on and behind display shelves and on the
shop floor. The floor in front of and in the walk in chiller was filthy. The wash hand basin and taps were encrusted with dirt and there was no hot water supply to the hand wash basin. There was no adequate pest control within the premises, a mouldy loaf of bread and an open packet of biscuits showed signs of being chewed by a rodent.
Penalty total £5,400 (£900 x 6)
Prosecution costs £1,661 (£1,661 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Naseer Ahmed
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 1st August 2013 to two offences relating to the conditions at Birmingham Fried Chicken, 308 Coventry Road in that there was evidence of mouse activity at the premises. Surfaces and equipment throughout the premises were littered with mouse droppings, food debris, dirt and grease.
Penalty total £2,400 (£1,200 x 2)
Prosecution costs £930 (£930 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Qaiser Ali
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 15th August 2013 to five offences relating to the poor conditions at Amer Restaurant, 526A Stratford Road. The premises were not kept clean and there were no procedures in place to control pests. Mouse droppings were found behind the front counter display unit, on shelving, by the till and attached to a salt pot. Raw materials and ingredients were not stored in appropriate conditions in that there were open containers of food stored
in the fridge.
Penalty total £1,675 (£335 x 5)
Prosecution costs £1,184 (£1,184 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Kasim Ali
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 15th August 2013 to three offences relating to conditions at Highgate Market, 25-27 Horton Square. There were no procedures in place to control pest and there was evidence of mouse activity throughout the premises. Mouse droppings were found on a shelf where biscuits were displayed, under the meat display chiller and on a shelf next to an open box of chocolates. Packets of biscuits, noodles and lentils showed signs of being gnawed.
Penalty £500 with no separate penalty for other offences
Prosecution costs £856 (£856 requested)
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

Taste of Khyber Limited
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 11 September 2013 to three offences relating to the poor conditions at Taste of Khyber, 20 Alum Rock Road. Mouse droppings were found throughout the premises, on food preparation surfaces, in food containers and on packaging used to serve food. Surfaces and shelving in the kitchen and storage areas were not kept clean with an accumulation of dirt and food debris.
Sentence total £600 [£200 x 3]
Prosecution costs £1,281 [£1,281 requested]
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006


Palvinder Dhillon
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 4 October 2013 to one offence relating to the conditions found at Hawthorn Fish Bar, 96-98 Hawthorn Road, Kingstanding in that there was evidence of a cockroach activity throughout the premises.
Sentence total £1,000
Prosecution costs £1,244 [£1,244 requested]
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006


Michael Donald Sewell
Pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 4 October 2013 to 38 offences relating to food offered for sale at Nice Frozen Foods, Unit 114 Indoor Market. 20 offences relating to unlabelled food being offered for sale, four offences relating to food which was not labelled with the appropriate durability indication, one of not being labelled in English and 13 offences of offering food for sale which was past its use by dates. Destruction of the seized foods was ordered.
Sentence total £1,000
Prosecution costs £1,370 [£2,740 requested]
Food Labelling Regulations 1996


Imran Khan
Pleaded not guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 9 October 2013 to two offences relating to the poor conditions at Western Mix, 551 Coventry Road, Small Heath. There were no procedures in place to control pests and food was not protected against contamination in that there was evidence of a cockroach infestation within the food preparation, storage and serving areas.
Found guilty after trial.
Sentence total £2,000 [£1,000 x 2]
Prosecution costs £956 [£956 requested]
Food Labelling Regulations 1996

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