Luton bakery forced to close due to hygiene breaches

16 January, 2013

Meads Bakery in Luton has been forced to close after persistently breaching food hygiene laws, with its owners banned from ever managing a food business again.

Luton Magistrates Court successfully prosecuted the owners, Sunderam and Sathiabama Premanand, earlier this week (14 January), after requests to improve hygiene standards were ignored.

Thick black mould, food debris and evidence of pests were just some of the things discovered during visits by food safety officers between February 2012 and January 2013, according to Luton Borough Council.

The site on Bolton Road produced bread, rolls and pastry items, which were supplied to small retailers throughout Luton and neighbouring counties.

Magistrates imposed fines totalling £38,000 on the owners of the business, along with a banning order which means they cannot manage a food business again.

The defendants were also ordered to pay the council costs of £1,908 and a £15 victim surcharge.

Sunderam Premanand had previously operated the business as a sole trader and was fined £10,000 in 2011 for similar hygiene offences.

 





Site Search

Supplier Webinars 

    Insights from the Bakery Market Report 2015

    26th March 2015, 2pm GMT

    Register now to secure your place and join a free live broadcast on The Challenge of Bakery Retail.

    Grain for Good: Natural Ingredients for a Fitter Future

    If you have a stake in the future of the bakery industry, and need market and technical insights on natural ingredients, this webinar is a must.

Technical Papers 

Events Calendar

Poll

With bite-size portions going mainstream, will you be downsizing any of your products?

  • Yes
  • No

Facebook

Twitter