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Fleetwood bakery prosecuted for food hygiene offences

Home Bakery Published Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Home Bakery (Fleetwood) Ltd has been fined £10,000 following an investigation by Wyre Council.

The hygiene offences were revealed during inspections by Wyre's environmental health team between June and August 2016. Officers found mouse droppings in the kitchen, dirty equipment and surfaces and mould on the store room ceiling and walls.

Home Bakery (Fleetwood) Ltd today pleaded guilty to three offences under regulation 19 of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 at Blackpool Magistrates Court. The company was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £170 and full costs of £1,558.

Councillor Vivien Taylor, Cabinet member with responsibility for food hygiene at Wyre Council, said: “Wyre Council takes food hygiene very seriously and if premises don’t comply I can assure you we will take action whenever and wherever necessary.”

All food businesses such as restaurants, take away premises, shops or mobile food vehicles are visited and inspected by Wyre Council. After each inspection businesses who sell food directly to the public are awarded a food hygiene rating. You can check the food hygiene ratings of every food business in Wyre at ratings.food.gov.uk.

Councillor Taylor added: “I’d like to encourage members of the public to check food hygiene ratings before eating out or shopping for food.”

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