Fine for burger man as van is filthy mess

A picture used in the prosection by Chichester District Council

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WINDOWS covered in cobwebs and a griddle coated in coagulated grease were just some of the monstrosities found in a burger van.

Environmental health officers found a catalogue of hygiene risks when they inspected a burger van at Woodruff Business Centre, in Terminus Road, Chichester.

The owner of a mobile catering van has been ordered to pay over �3,000 in fines and costs for poor food hygiene practices.

William Sweeney runs BDS Catering, which trades as Billys, and was  prosecuted by Chichester District Council for several offences under the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006. <<Billys 1.JPG>> <<Billys 3.JPG>> <<Billys 5.JPG>>

During an inspection of the burger van in Woodruff Business Centre, Terminus Road, Chichester on 3 October 2013, environmental health officers found bread containers were dirty, a dirty fridge and a griddle covered in coagulated grease.

Windows were covered in food, dirt and cobwebs and there was an inadequate supply of hot water for hand washing. The company did not have good knowledge of food hygiene issues and there was also a concern that cross contamination could take place during food production.


Mr Sweeney pleaded guilty during a hearing at Worthing Magistrates Court on Wednesday 13 August. He was fined �2,000 and ordered to pay �1,273 costs plus a

The owner of a mobile catering van has been ordered to pay over �3,000 in fines and costs for poor food hygiene practices. William Sweeney runs BDS Catering, which trades as Billys, and was prosecuted by Chichester District Council for several offences under the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006. <<Billys 1.JPG>> <<Billys 3.JPG>> <<Billys 5.JPG>> During an inspection of the burger van in Woodruff Business Centre, Terminus Road, Chichester on 3 October 2013, environmental health officers found bread containers were dirty, a dirty fridge and a griddle covered in coagulated grease. Windows were covered in food, dirt and cobwebs and there was an inadequate supply of hot water for hand washing. The company did not have good knowledge of food hygiene issues and there was also a concern that cross contamination could take place during food production. Mr Sweeney pleaded guilty during a hearing at Worthing Magistrates Court on Wednesday 13 August. He was fined �2,000 and ordered to pay �1,273 costs plus a

The owner of the mobile catering van, William Sweeney, has now been ordered to pay more than £3,000 in fines and costs for poor food hygiene.

Sweeney, who runs BDS Catering, which trades as Billys, was prosecuted by Chichester District Council.

Windows were covered in food, dirt and cobwebs and there was an inadequate supply of hot water for hand washing.

Worthing Magistrates’ Court heard staff did not have good knowledge of food hygiene and there was a concern that cross contamination could take place during food production.

Magistrates said they took a dim view of the length of time it had taken Sweeney to deal with the offences and told him to close for a couple of days so the kitchen could be cleaned.

Chichester councillor Eileen Lintill said: ‘Breaches of food hygiene laws are taken extremely seriously. The public should feel confident when visiting restaurants, takeaways and cafes that the food is prepared in a clean, tidy environment.’

 

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