Edenthorpe's Ayesha Indian takeaway owner pleads guilty after MICE and dirty conditions were found

An owner of a Doncaster takeaway has been handed a large fine after environmental health officers found evidence of ‘pest activity and filthy conditions’.

By George Torr
Thursday, 18 July, 2019, 10:59
Pictured: Mice droppings and a filthy cook line

Jahangir Hossain, owner of Ayesha Indian Takeaway, at Doncaster Road, Sunnyside, Edenthorpe, appeared at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court for breaching food safety and hygiene regulations.

Doncaster Council said Hossain pleaded guilty to eight charges and was fined £660 for each offence – totalling £5,328.

The defendant also had to pay costs of £550 and a victim surcharge of £66.

The court heard Doncaster Council environmental officers found evidence of pest activity in the rear preparation area and storage areas of the business.

Areas of the business were also said to be found in a ‘filthy condition’ and the ‘significant pest activity posed an imminent risk to public health’.

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The inspection also revealed staff were inadequately trained and documentation for ensuring food safety had not been completed.

The takeaway was voluntarily closed to ‘determine the extent of the pest activity’ and to thoroughly clean and sanitise the unit.

The business was reopened to the public on December 14, 2017, after mice had been eradicated from the premises and a full sanitised clean had taken place.

Coun Chris McGuinness, cabinet member for communities, voluntary sector and the environment, said: “We have a zero tolerance approach when owners of food businesses fail to keep their shops clean, hygienic and free from pests which pose a serious risk to public health.”