Slough takeaway fined over £3,000 for food safety violations

The Slough Observer, in the town of Slough, on the outskirts of London, reports a takeaway owner who failed to keep his food premises clean has pleaded guilty to seven offences in court and fined £3,015.

Mohammed Shahid, director of Star Karahi Limited, Herschel Street, appeared at Maidenhead Magistrates Court on Friday last week and was charged with failing to keep food premises clean; failing to effectively clean equipment which food came into contact with; failing to keep articles and equipment which food comes into contact with in good order, repair and condition to minimise any risk of contamination; failing to maintain equipment in good order, repair and condition where it is kept clean and where necessary disinfected and failing to protect food from contamination which could render the food contaminated in such a way it would be unreasonable to expect it to be eaten.

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