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Nelson takeaway fined for poor food safety and hygiene

Published: Wednesday, 17th August 2022

The director of Nelson based UK Fried Chicken Limited was in court last week for food safety and hygiene offences.

UK Fried Chicken (Nelson) Limited was charged with two offences under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 at Burnley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 11 August.

The Manchester Road business failed to comply with improvement notices which required the gas and electric systems be checked.

Chaudhrey Amjad Mahmood, Director, was charged in his personal capacity for the same two offences.

He was also charged as the food operator with a further five offences which failed the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013.

Mr Mahmood failed to ensure that:

  • food hygiene and safety procedures were documented
  • food handlers were supervised
  • workers maintained personal cleanliness
  • workers wore suitable clothing
  • food handlers were trained

He was fined £189, given a £34 victim surcharge and was ordered to pay £500 costs.

UK Fried Chicken (Nelson) Limited was fined £1,000, £100 victim surcharge and £500 costs.

Councillor Mike Goulthorp, Deputy Leader of Pendle Borough Council, said: “Businesses which don’t operate within the food safety legislation will not be tolerated.

“It’s vitally important that we protect customers from businesses which put people’s health at risk.

“Our environmental health team works hard to ensure the public’s safety and are on hand to give businesses the advice they need to ensure that they are providing a good service.”