Newport takeaway operators fined for food hygiene offences

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TWO takeaway managers in Newport have been fined after being convicted of a string of food hygiene offences.

Imran Anwar, who ran Mani's Grill on Charles Street, in the city centre pleaded guilty to 15 food breaches of food hygiene rules at Cwmbran Magistrates' Court.

The offences were discovered by the council's environmental offences inspectors during a routine inspection in August 2012.

Breaches included a lack of training of staff in the food safety management system, failing to store food under suitable temperatures and failing to ensure food was protected from contamination.

A further visit in October revealed there were still a number of breaches of the food hygiene regulations and in December it was noted Anwar had failed to comply with two hygiene improvement notices.

He was fined £100 each for ten offences with no separate penalty for the other five.

He was ordered to pay £500 towards prosecution costs and a victim surcharge of £15. The business has since closed down.

In a separate case, Farzand Ali pleaded guilty to three offences in relation to The Chicken Cottage, on Commercial Road, Pill.

These included failing to ensure food premises were kept clean. The building is now rented out to another company.

Cardiff magistrates fined him £1,800 and ordered him to pay a contribution towards prosecution costs of £2,000 as well as a victim surcharge of £120.

Councillor Gail Giles, Newport City Council’s cabinet member for licensing and statutory functions, said: “Consumers need to have confidence that food businesses are safe. Officers monitor food outlets in the city to ensure they meet the legal standards and where contraventions are found, the council will take action to protect the public.

“We will also continue to raise awareness among food businesses in Newport about the importance of food safety.

“We recommend consumers check out the hygiene rating for a food business at ratings.food.gov.uk."

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7:19pm Wed 28 Aug 13

Templar05 says...

As an Infection Control practitioner and Business owner from Canada
( Crusader Cleaning and Consulting )...on facebook, who lived in Newport for 4 years ( hometown) and saved the Gwent Emergency Department from closing down , I recommend a fish n chip shop on stow hill, beside the library ...very clean and the food is great !.
As an Infection Control practitioner and Business owner from Canada ( Crusader Cleaning and Consulting )...on facebook, who lived in Newport for 4 years ( hometown) and saved the Gwent Emergency Department from closing down , I recommend a fish n chip shop on stow hill, beside the library ...very clean and the food is great !. Templar05
  • Score: -3

8:18pm Wed 28 Aug 13

welshmen says...

Well done Newport City Council, keep the good work up, get the WAG to Ban Halal and Kosher Slaughter and Halal meat out of our Schools and Hospitals, get them to label it in Supermarkets so we can buy other meat products humanely Slaughtered and more suitable to our Culture....
Well done Newport City Council, keep the good work up, get the WAG to Ban Halal and Kosher Slaughter and Halal meat out of our Schools and Hospitals, get them to label it in Supermarkets so we can buy other meat products humanely Slaughtered and more suitable to our Culture.... welshmen
  • Score: 34

8:21pm Wed 28 Aug 13

Magor says...

Cook your own food bought from a reliable source and stop using these filthy places.
Cook your own food bought from a reliable source and stop using these filthy places. Magor
  • Score: 23

8:28pm Wed 28 Aug 13

Turv01 says...

"Newport takeaway operators in fined for food hygiene offences"

Awful headline - but par for the course I suppose!
"Newport takeaway operators in fined for food hygiene offences" Awful headline - but par for the course I suppose! Turv01
  • Score: 14

12:08pm Thu 29 Aug 13

butlerselectrical@gmail.com says...

Such a shame, cos Mani's was DELICIOUS.
Such a shame, cos Mani's was DELICIOUS. butlerselectrical@gmail.com
  • Score: -9

3:05pm Thu 29 Aug 13

RR1234 says...

I see chicken cottage owner got much more of a fine. Wonder exactly what all the problems were. Definately not going there.
I see chicken cottage owner got much more of a fine. Wonder exactly what all the problems were. Definately not going there. RR1234
  • Score: 11

3:10pm Thu 29 Aug 13

RR1234 says...

http://ratings.food.
gov.uk/enhanced-sear
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If ure looking for 5 star quality then there are 11 five star food hygiene takeaways in Newport
http://ratings.food. gov.uk/enhanced-sear ch/en-GB/%5E/%5E/alp ha/7844/564/GreaterT hanOrEqual5/0/1/10 If ure looking for 5 star quality then there are 11 five star food hygiene takeaways in Newport RR1234
  • Score: 8

3:40pm Thu 29 Aug 13

DavidMclean says...

Sorry to be anal about punctuation, but why is there a comma after the word 'street' in the following? It should be after the word 'centre'.

Imran Anwar, who ran Mani's Grill on Charles Street, in the city centre pleaded guilty to 15 food breaches of food hygiene rules at Cwmbran Magistrates' Court.

Also, shouldn't it read 'pleaded guilty to 15 breaches of food hygiene rules' and not 'pleaded guilty to 15 FOOD breaches of food hygiene rules'?

Bored of Newport ;-)
Sorry to be anal about punctuation, but why is there a comma after the word 'street' in the following? It should be after the word 'centre'. Imran Anwar, who ran Mani's Grill on Charles Street, in the city centre pleaded guilty to 15 food breaches of food hygiene rules at Cwmbran Magistrates' Court. Also, shouldn't it read 'pleaded guilty to 15 breaches of food hygiene rules' and not 'pleaded guilty to 15 FOOD breaches of food hygiene rules'? Bored of Newport ;-) DavidMclean
  • Score: -2

11:02pm Thu 29 Aug 13

Marium says...

Kasim Takeaway provides top quality food i recommend it to everyone
Kasim Takeaway provides top quality food i recommend it to everyone Marium
  • Score: 1

5:27am Fri 30 Aug 13

UpsetResident says...

I know the guy who bought the Chicken Cottage franchise off Farzand Ali, he's spent a lot of time and money getting that place up to spec and the food there is absolutely faultless, really nice.

Shame Argus can't make clear distinctions and leave the situation vague, endangering a good mans livelihood.
I know the guy who bought the Chicken Cottage franchise off Farzand Ali, he's spent a lot of time and money getting that place up to spec and the food there is absolutely faultless, really nice. Shame Argus can't make clear distinctions and leave the situation vague, endangering a good mans livelihood. UpsetResident
  • Score: 2

9:05am Sun 1 Sep 13

jimmysmith says...

these people will just close down and open up somewhere else under a different name and serve the same slop up to unsuspecting customers .
these people will just close down and open up somewhere else under a different name and serve the same slop up to unsuspecting customers . jimmysmith
  • Score: 1

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