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Three deny serving food unfit for human consumption following food poisoning death of Hornchurch mum

14:09 19 May 2014

Della Callagher died after eating a Turkey dinner on Christmas 2012

Della Callagher died after eating a Turkey dinner on Christmas 2012

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A former restaurant boss and head chef denied serving food unfit for human consumption following the death of a mother-of-one from food poisoning.

Della Callagher, 46, died after eating a Christmas Day lunch at the Railway Hotel, Hornchurch, in 2012.

Thirty-three people fell ill but Ms Callagher was the only one to die after eating the turkey dinner.

Former restaurant owner Ann McSweeney, 40, and former head chef Mehmet Kaya, 37, denied serving food that was unfit for human consumption, at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

The pub’s parent company, Mitchell and Butlers, based in Fleet Street, Birmingham, also denied the charge.

McSweeney and Kaya also denied perverting the course of justice in relation to falsifying records.

McSweeney of Suttons Avenue, Hornchurch, and Kaya of Water Lane, Purfleet, Essex, were both granted bail until October 6 when they will face trial.

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