Published on:11 May 2016
Bahoz (UK) Ltd, the former owner of Best Kebab & Fish, and its director, Abdullah Kaya, were each ordered to pay £2,550 in fines, costs and a victim surcharge after pleading guilty to four breaches of The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations, 2013.
Bahoz (UK) Ltd, the former owner of Best Kebab & Fish, and its director, Abdullah Kaya, were each ordered to pay £2,550 in fines, costs and a victim surcharge after food safety inspections found a dead mouse, multiple hygiene failings and failure to comply with a hygiene improvement notice.
Best Kebab Shop, together with Abdullah Kaya, aged 48, of Hertford Road, Enfield, pleaded guilty to four breaches of The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations, 2013 at Tottenham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 5 May after they were both prosecuted by Enfield Council.
The restaurant in Hertford Road, Edmonton, was visited by environmental health officers from Enfield Council on multiple occasions and on one visit, undertaken along with a representative from EDF Energy, was also found to be stealing electricity after having been disconnected when a dead mouse was found. Numerous hygiene failings had never adequately been resolved.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “Outlets which serve food to the public need to comply with certain basic standards. In this case those basic standards were completely ignored and we had no choice other than to prosecute.
“Both the company and the owner were given numerous opportunities to address the problems we identified, but they were either unwilling or unable to do so. "However, our first priority is for the welfare of our citizens. Not least protecting them from eating in potentially unsafe restaurants. This prosecution, therefore, sends out a strong message that we will not tolerate lax standards of hygiene in this borough.”