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    Health and Safety News

    Restaurant owner fined £12,000 for food hygiene offences

    By David Brown on October 30, 2014

    Food hygiene offences have cost a restaurant owner in Narberth a considerable sum after he was found guilty of five offences. Mohammad Abdur Rashid. The owner of Megna Indian Cuisine Ltd was fined £9,000 by Haverfordwest Magistrates, and also had to pay a victim surcharge of £120 and costs of £2,607.31 to Pembrokeshire Council.

    Mr Rashid, who co-operated fully with the council to address the highlighted risks discovered at a routine inspection of his premises back in October 2013, was fined for five food hygiene offences. An officer from Pembrokeshire Council’s Public Protection Division found unclean surroundings, a poor level of staff training and evidence that food was not protected from contamination. The hygienic and safe handling of meat and other foods is essential to ensure there is no risk of food poisoning from cross-contamination.

    Councillor Huw George, Cabinet Member for the Environmental and Regulatory Services department, commented, “I am pleased to report that at the last programmed inspection, standards were being maintained and the premises was awarded a score of three, which equates to ‘Broadly Compliant’ under the food hygiene rating scheme.”

    Food poisoning – check your symptoms

    If you have returned home from eating at a restaurant, pub or even a takeaway and started to feel unwell, you may be suffering from food poisoning. Symptoms can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to develop; here’s what to look out for:

    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhoea
    • Stomach cramps
    • Headache
    • Fever

    You’ll probably feel unwell for a few days and should ensure you stay hydrated whilst symptoms persist. Avoiding eating for 24 hours and then eating light dishes such as dry toast or boiled rice can help to settle your stomach. If symptoms persist, it’s best to contact a doctor as you may need medical treatment.

    Who’s responsible for your food poisoning?

    It’s important to identify what the cause of your food poisoning is. If you have eaten at a restaurant or pub, it’s best to contact them to let them know about your symptoms. Then call Accident Advice Helpline – we can advise you whether or not you have a viable claim and all our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis. It’s easy to find out right now how much you could claim; just take the 30-second test on our website, then pick up the phone and get in touch for confidential, no-obligation advice. We believe that if someone else is responsible for your food poisoning symptoms, you are entitled to compensation, so call Accident Advice Helpline today.

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    Date Published: October 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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