North East Lincolnshire Council

Pub company fined for hygiene offences

A Grimsby pub company has been handed a court bill of more than £4,700 for a series of food hygiene offences.

Innovation Pub Management Ltd pleaded guilty at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court in relation to six offences at The Angel public house in Freeman Street, Grimsby.

Environmental Health Officers from North East Lincolnshire Council visited the premises in January 2017 and found a number of food law breaches that had been identified on previous inspections and still needed to be put right.

Three Hygiene Improvement notices were served in March but the pub did not comply with them within the specified time limit and did not request a time extension.

The work was eventually completed in September. The business was not properly registered with the Council despite being requested to do so on several occasions.

Innovation Pub Management Ltd was convicted of all six offences and fined £1,000 for each of the three enforcement notice breaches plus costs of £1,713.75.

There was no separate penalty for the other charges of failing to register a food business with the Council and two separate charges for breaches of food law that led to the service of the Notices in the first place.

Cllr David Bolton, portfolio holder for Safer Communities and Public Protection, said:

“Businesses that flout hygiene laws are putting their customers at risk. The rules are there to protect people and provide a level playing field for traders.

“We give business plenty of opportunity to put things right but if they ignore our warnings we will take them to court.”

If you have a food hygiene complaint please email environmental.health@nelincs.gov.uk or call 01472 326299.

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