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A Wishaw takeaway has been fined £750 at Hamilton Sheriff Court for breaching food hygiene regulations.
The case was brought against Speedy’s Tandoori Takeaway in Stewarton Street following routine inspections by North Lanarkshire Council’s Environmental Health Officers.
A routine food hygiene inspection was carried out by the council on July 22, 2014, when officers noted a number of contraventions of the Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2016.
These were brought to the attention of Mr Ali the manager and Mrs Shah however, despite their assurances, the premises continued to fall below the required standard during follow up visits. Officers then made a report to the Procurator Fiscal.
At a hearing on August 15, manager Nassar Ali pled guilty to the offences.
A not guilty plea by the Food Business Operator Irum Hassan Shah was accepted by the court.
Councillor Michael McPake, Convener of the Environmental Services Committee, said: “Environmental Health Officers carry out regular visits to all premises that sell, serve or produce food across North Lanarkshire, monitoring food hygiene procedures and providing advice. Every business is given a rating and report, which are available online through the Food Hygiene Information Scheme - http://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/ - giving customers clear information on the food hygiene practices and reports are available on the council’s website.
“Where businesses don’t meet the standards required, we will not hesitate to take action to protect local consumers and report food hygiene breaches to the Procurator Fiscal.”