Butcher fined for hygiene breaches

A North West butcher has been fined a total of 2,000 after health officers described the premises as "dirty and dangerous."

Nazir Hussain,39, of Mohammed and Sons of Blackburn admitted breaching food hygiene and health and safety regulations during a hearing before Blackburn magistrates.

The court heard that when health officers from Darwen council visited the premises they found an electrical cutting saw without a guard, cardboard being used on the butcher's block and evidence of food debris and dried and spilled blood.

Hussain was fined 800 with 1,400 costs.

After the case a council spokesman commented: "It's not acceptable for shops to be in this condition, and we have a clear duty to take action to protect both the public and employees."

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