• Big sentence for takeaway owner guilty of food hygiene offences

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    July 18, 2019
    Wa Sang Yeung owner of Jumbo, 82 High Street, Bentley, Doncaster has been sentenced to nine months imprisonment, suspended for two years, and ordered to pay £1,000 in costs after a council environmental health prosecution.

    Mr Yeung appeared in Sheffield Crown Court on 10th June 2019 for sentencing after pleading guilty to seven food hygiene offences on 20th February 2019 in Doncaster Magistrates Court. The Magistrates found the offences so serious that they ordered the case be sent to the higher court for sentencing. 

    Officers from Doncaster Council’s Environmental Health team visited the business on 12th October 2017 to conduct an unannounced routine food hygiene inspection of the business.

    The business was closed due to filthy conditions, poor food handling practices and raw sewage in the yard where the delivery door was located. The officers found the drains to the rear of the business were blocked and the rear yard covered in raw sewage and rubbish.

    Areas of the business were found in a filthy state, equipment was dirty and damaged, work surfaces unclean and not sanitised and the business had failed to keep adequate documentation in relation to food safety.

    The officers also found serious issues with food handling and cross contamination which posed an imminent risk to public health and the business was closed to the public.

    Health and Safety concerns with the gas and electrical supply to the business were also identified and Improvement Notices were served.

    Cllr Chris McGuinness, Cabinet Member for Communities, Voluntary Sector and the Environment, said: “This is another prime example of our environmental health team carrying out routine checks on food businesses and taking action where hygiene standards are not complied with. We always act when business owners are found putting public health at risk.”

    The business has never reopened to the public.
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