A Nottinghamshire takeaway owner who repeatedly failed food hygiene inspections has pleaded guilty in court to failing to comply with EU regulations.
Mazafar Mohammed, 38, owner of Asia Tandoori on Carlton Square in Gedling will be sentenced at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on January 22 after he breached several food hygiene regulations when the premises were inspected by Environmental Health officers last year.
Mr Mohammed failed on requirements which included the maintaining and cleanliness of food and equipment, depositing food waste correctly and failure to have proper procedures in place to ensure the premises were fit for purpose.
Mr Mohammed who lives on Parkdale Road, Bakersfield had previously had a poor track record of compliance and has had a number of food hygiene improvement notices served against him.
This business was rated ‘0’ on the food hygiene rating scheme, where businesses are scored 0 to 5 on hygiene with 5 being the best. The business is no longer in operation since the council began legal proceedings it has changed ownership and its name.
Councillor David Ellis, Portfolio Holder for Public Protection said: “Mr Mohammed repeatedly disregarded the requirements set by the food hygiene standards and put people at risk. It’s right that he now has to deal with the consequences set out by the court.
“Our team of Environmental Health officers work hard to ensure that outlets like this one will not be allowed to continue operating and we hope this acts as a deterrent to any business owners who cut corners when it comes to food safety.”