If your out having a few beers n the Birmingham area any time and feeling a bit hungry on the way home. If i was you id be giving them Muslim owned curry houses and take aways a wide berth or you might be finding yourself asking Is that a raisin in my curry? No its mouse shit if these 2 filthy Birmingham take aways are anything to go by that have been prosecuted for being infested with mice and cockroaches. Play it safe and avoid catching anything, go to mc donalds .
Filthy Birmingham take away article 1
Handsworth takeaway owner fined £8,000 after dirt and mouse droppings found at curry house
By Emma McKinneyAug 29 2012
A cockroach spotted at the restaurant
THE owner of a Birmingham takeaway has been fined thousands of pounds after his curry and kebab shop was found to be riddled with mouse droppings.
Environmental health officers also discovered a cockroach when they visited Mirchi, owned by Mohammed Ayub.
They swooped on the Soho Road, Handsworth, business last October after an anonymous tip-off from a member of the public that rats had been spotted scurrying around, Birmingham Magistrates Court heard.
“Officers found mouse droppings in the kitchen in a box containing onions, as well as on the shelves of the food preparation units,” said Emma Hall, prosecuting on behalf of Birmingham City Council.
“They also found droppings on jars containing food and near food processors, as well as in an open container of milkshake powder.
“A live mouse was found on a sticky board in the cellar, as well as a cockroach on another board.
“The premises were generally in a dirty condition.
“The officers felt there was an imminent risk to consumers’ health and applied for an emergency prohibition order to close it down.”
Four days later officers returned and found the premises in a much cleaner condition and the takeaway was allowed to reopen.
However, when officers returned in December, they found Mohammed Ayub had still not implemented proper food safety practices or trained staff in hygiene.
Speaking through a translator, Ayub, 39, of Station Road, Handsworth, pleaded guilty to eight counts of breaching food hygiene regulations.
Changese Khan, defending, said: “There was a significant issue with mice at the property, which they had recognised and were acting on ahead of the officers’ first visit.
“After the visit remedial action was taken swiftly.”
He said Ayub was “functionally illiterate” and not capable of keeping records of when the premises were cleaned. Since the last inspection Ayub and his team had all undergone extensive food hygiene training, he added.
Ayub was fined £8,000 and ordered to pay £1,460 costs, as well as a £15 victim surcharge.
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Filthy Birmingham take away article 2
Mouse droppings found in Hockley takeaway’s kitchen
by Emma McKinneyAug 31 2012
City council pictures of the kitchen at Hockley’s King Grill and right, Jahangir Chughtai
HEALTH chiefs who inspected a filthy takeaway were horrified to discover mouse droppings littering cooking areas.
Following the visit, owner of Hockley’s King Grill – Jahangir Chughtai – has been fined thousands for breaching hygiene regulations.
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Environmental health officers also discovered mould on ceilings during the inspection last November, Birmingham magistrates were told.
“There was mouse activity throughout the ground floor,” said Emma Hall, prosecuting on behalf of Birmingham City Council. “Droppings were on the shelves beneath the sink where flour was being stored.
“There were droppings inside food cupboards and on the lid of containers storing chilli seeds.
“They were also found between takeaway bags and plastic wrapping on a table.
“Officers noted that there were gaps in the flooring and skirting boards large enough for mice to squeeze into the premises.
“There were gaps in parts where customers stand waiting to be served,” she added.
Miss Hall said the premises were dirty in general, with mould growing on the ceiling in the potato storeroom and food stored in a way it was at risk of cross-contamination.
“The officers felt there was an imminent risk to consumers’ health and sought an order to close down the business,” she added.
A day later the officers returned to find a skip full of rubbish outside the building and the premises clean, with work being done to plug the gaps.
They gave the green light for the business to re-open after two mice had been caught and there were no fresh droppings.
In court, Jahangir Chughtai, aged 35, of Ward End Park Road, pleaded guilty to seven counts of breaching food hygiene regulations.
Defending himself, Chughtai said: “I had only brought the business last May. It’s the first time I have run a takeaway and I didn’t know anything.
“I’m sorry for what happened but I was trying my best.”
He said the firm had seen trade drop by about 50 per cent since it was temporarily closed. He said he had carried out extensive repairs to the building and had borrowed cash from his uncles to do the work.
He was fined £5,250 and ordered to pay £802 costs, as well as a £15 victim surcharge.
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