Takeaway boss fined for breach

A TAKEAWAY boss has been fined hundreds of pounds after admitting a breach of food safety law.

Laurence Cawley

A TAKEAWAY boss has been fined hundreds of pounds after admitting a breach of food safety law.

Babergh District Council prosecuted Feng Ming Yu, who runs Hot Wok in North Street, Sudbury, after it found the takeaway did not have a robust set of food hygiene procedures during two separate visits.

Feng admitted failing to put in place a food safety management system during the case at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court.


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Magistrates fined him �400 for the breach and told him to pay a �15 victim surcharge when he appeared at court last Thursday.

Vincent Dr�au, Babergh's food and safety officer, said the council was pleased with the outcome of the case.

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“A failure to keep an adequate food safety management system has the real potential to harm consumers.

“In the recently published public enquiry report into the 2005 Welsh E.coli outbreak in which more than 150 people suffered illness and where a five year old died, Professor Hugh Pennington highlighted the lack of an adequate food safety management system as a significant contributory factor into this particular outbreak.

“He further commented on the fact that all food businesses should 'get to grips' with fulfilling this particular requirement of food legislation to ensure the safety of the food they produce.

“It was clear that in this case, Mr Feng had not got to grips with this issue.

“Compliance with this particular requirement of food law is also one of the main criteria on which businesses are judged in Babergh's 'Scores on the Doors' scheme which rates food businesses and which was launched earlier this year and which grades businesses on a scale from no to five stars.”

For more information on Scores on the Doors, visit Babergh's website: www.babergh.gov.uk/babergh/scores.

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