Council fines Romford bakery thousands for breaching food hygiene standards
PUBLISHED: 14:00 08 December 2017
The owner of a bakery has been prosecuted and fined thousands of pounds for breaching food hygiene rules.
Vipin Patel, owner of Evans Bakery, Dagenham Road, Romford, pleaded guilty to six food safety offences including storing ham three days past its “use-by” date in a fridge, dirty fittings and a leaky waste pipe.
The prosecution followed previous warnings issued to Mr Patel.
He was ordered to pay a fine of £1,980 plus costs totalling £4,200, after a hearing at Barkingside Magistrates Court on November 24.
Leader of Havering Council Councillor Roger Ramsey said: “We are committed to holding our food premises to account and when regulations are breached, with such disregard for the health and safety of residents, we will do everything in our power to prosecute. It’s important food businesses in Havering act responsibly and within the food hygiene regulations. I would encourage all premises to sign up to our food hygiene rating system to ensure they maintain high standards.”