Aylesbury store prosecuted for food hygiene offences
Archived press release
Date Published: 19/04/12
An Aylesbury shop has been fined for breaching food hygiene regulations.
Gabriella Mirczak, the owner of Fuks Polish Food in Cambridge Street, was given a £700 fine and ordered to pay £1,838 costs by Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court.
Inspections carried out by Aylesbury Vale District Council found that hygiene standards had fallen to an unacceptable level.
Environmental health officers first visited the store in November 2010 and identified a lack of food safety training, unsatisfactory food safety procedures and inadequate facilities to clean and disinfect food equipment.
The officers worked with the business to improve standards but in June 2011 it was found that the store was still failing to comply with legal requirements.
Councillor Sir Beville Stanier, Cabinet Member for Environment and Health, said: “We will always look to support our local food businesses and help them to understand their obligation to protect the safety of the foods they sell. However, where poor hygiene practices and substandard conditions are found, we are obliged to take enforcement action to safeguard public health.
“The vast majority of food businesses in Aylesbury Vale are great places to visit and they achieve very good food hygiene award ratings. This gives local residents and visitors confidence that the food outlets they visit are up to standard.”
For details on the standards of hygiene at all food premises across Aylesbury Vale go to www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/business