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U.S. cantaloupe farm charged 2 years after deadly listeria outbreak | CTV News

DENVER — It took two years for federal prosecutors to bring criminal charges against the owners of a southeastern Colorado cantaloupe farm linked to a 2011 listeria epidemic that killed 33 people.

And the charges are little-used misdemeanour counts of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. Only four other people have faced such charges in the past decade, according to an attorney who specializes in food-safety cases.

via U.S. cantaloupe farm charged 2 years after deadly listeria outbreak | CTV News.

Owner of Hull takeaway Yorkshire Pizza in Beverley Road fined over mouse infestation | This is Hull and East Riding

THE OWNER of a popular Hull takeaway near the Welly Club has been prosecuted after food safety inspectors found a mouse infestation.

Yorkshire Pizza takeaway in Beverley Road was often used by revellers leaving the club.

But a Hull City Council inspection discovered work surfaces, walls and preparation equipment were filthy, and food was found to be contaminated with mouse droppings.

http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/Owner-Hull-takeway-near-Welly-Club-fined-food/story-19750767-detail/story.html#axzz2dwmojgyj

2 CNE vendors closed for food safety violations – Toronto – CBC News

Just over a week after the cronut burger debacle — when more than 200 people became ill after eating the novelty food item — two food vendors at the CNE have been closed down for alleged food safety infractions.
The CNE and Toronto Public Health have closed the Bourbon Street Grill and Bao 360 Shanghai Express, two vendors operating out of the fair’s food building. Both vendors are operated by the Innovated Restaurant Group.

via 2 CNE vendors closed for food safety violations – Toronto – CBC News.

Cod Father hit by £1,500 fine – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

The owner of a west Belfast fish and chip shop has been fined a total of £1,500 for food safety offences.

Gerard Corrigan, owner of The Cod Father on the Falls Road, was also ordered to pay costs of £66 in relation to three offences.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/cod-father-hit-by-1500-fine-29372397.html

A chef has appeared before court after a routine hygiene inspection : Towcester

A chef has appeared before court after a routine hygiene inspection discovered evidence of an active mouse infestation in the kitchen of the pub where he traded.

At Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 21 June, Stephen Casemore, 45, of The New Inn, Silver Street, Abthorpe was fined a total of £2,000 after he pleaded guilty to offences of failing to have adequate procedures in place to control pests and failing to keep the premises clean

The court heard on 22 February last year, South Northamptonshire Council’s food safety officers visited The New Inn pub to conduct a routine food inspection of the kitchen where Casemore ran his food business.

http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Northamptonshire/Towcester/NN12/News/Local-News/251350-Mouse-Droppings-Found-In-Pub-Kitchen

DutchNews.nl – Smoking ban inspectors facing agression

Government inspectors are too scared to check the smoking ban is not being flouted in cafes and barsfag and are now travelling in pairs with police back-up, according to media reports on Thursday.

The food safety body NVWA says inspectors are afraid of agression from cafe owners and clients and have been working in pairs since last year. And before they carry out an inspection, they alert the police who can take action if trouble breaks out.

via DutchNews.nl – Smoking ban inspectors facing agression.

Green Hope LLC subject of permanent injuction after FDA inspection

Green Hope LLC subject of permanent injuction after FDA inspection: Green Hope LLC, doing business as Rosewood Products, has agreed to a permanent injunction after US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors found food safety violations at its facility. The agency found a number of safety issues at the plant which raised the possibility of contamination of the company’s food products, according to the FDA.The consent decree of permanent injunction was entered by the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

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Grimsby store sold food 33 days out of date | This is Grimsby

A SHOP owner has been left with a £1,200 court bill after selling packs of cheese that were 33 days past their use-by date.

He was also selling pasta salad a day after he should, and a judge warned that the food could have posed “a health risk to the public”.

Bhupendra Patel, who runs Premier Extra, in Wellington Street, Grimsby, had been warned in the past about food safety, for selling sausage rolls and gammon that were out of date.

Grimsby store sold food 33 days out of date | This is Grimsby

‘Filthy’ Chinese restaurant owner banned for life – – Lancashire Evening Post

‘Filthy’ Chinese restaurant owner banned – Local – Lancashire Evening Post: The owner of a Chinese restaurant has been banned for life from taking part in any food business after her premises were found in an “appalling state”.

Vivian Fong Lio, 43, admitted 14 food safety offences at The Good Fortune House in Garstang Road South, Wesham, near Kirkham.Blackpool Magistrates’ Court heard Fylde Council health officers visited the business after a tip-off from the public.

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70 food outlets face prosecution for adulteration – Hindustan Times

70 food outlets face prosecution for adulteration – Hindustan Times: Food safety commissioner Sanjay Kumar has granted sanction to prosecute owners of 70 food and sweets outlets who allegedly used adulterated ingredients in violation of various provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, which came into force in the state last year.
The list includes seven prominent sweets outlets at New Dak Bungalow Road, Boring Road and Mithapur in the state capital. The rest belong to Bhagalpur, Gaya, Munger and Banka

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