Poultry processor fined for hygiene offences

Birmingham-based poultry processor Adam Halal Foods Ltd has been ordered to pay more than £68,000 after being convicted of five charges relating to failures of hygiene controls at its premises. 

Following inspections of the company’s cutting plant and cold store in Birmingham by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on 31 May and 8 September 2016, Adam Halal Foods Ltd was summoned to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court on 2 August 2017 on five charges relating to the failure to ensure that meat was kept at the correct temperature on its premises.

The court fined the company £60,000, ordered it to pay the Food Standard Agency’s costs of £8,043.74 plus an additional £120 victim surcharge making a total of £68,163.74.

Heather Hancock, FSA chairman, welcomed the decision. "The FSA takes these breaches of food safety regulations very seriously. We welcome this substantial fine for these totally unacceptable hygiene breaches. 

"This sends a clear message to other plants that fail to uphold the required standard."

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