Birmingham halal meat processor fined for hygiene offences
Adam Halal Foods Ltd of Nechelles, Birmingham, has been ordered to pay more than £68,000, after being convicted of five charges relating to failures of hygiene controls at its premises.
Birmingham Magistrates Court fined the company £60,000, ordering it to pay the Food Standard Agency’s (FSA) costs of £8,043.74, plus an additional £120 victim surcharge making a total of £68,163.74.
FSA had inspected the company’s cutting plant and cold store in Birmingham on 31st May and 8th September 2016 and Adam Halal Foods Ltd was summoned to appear before the Court on 2nd August on five charges, relating to its “failure to ensure that meat was kept at the correct temperature on their premises”.
FSA chairman, Heather Hancock, has welcomed the “substantial” fine and added: “The FSA takes these breaches of food safety regulations very seriously.
“This sends a clear message to other plants that fail to uphold the required standards of food safety: we will investigate and we will look to prosecute.”