A former Rochdake takeaway owner has been prosecuted over food safety offences after selling products containing milk to a customer who reported being allergic to it.
Officiaks purchased a sample meal from Harry’s Chicken on Yorkshire Street to test their compliance with allergen information.
In November 2018, a council officer ordered dishes through an online app, with the delivery message ‘No cheese please, I’m allergic to milk’.
After the order was collected, the dishes were analysed. The analysis showed that 2 dishes contained milk, which could have proved fatal for a customer with a milk allergy.
A sample test after serving an improvement notice on the business in October 2017 for not providing accurate allergen information. The improvement notice was accompanied with advice on how to provide accurate allergen information, which was delivered in writing and in a visit from council officers.
At Manchester and Salford magistrates’ court on Thursday, 4 April 2019, Mohammed Niqash Mujahid entered guilty pleas to 8 offences of placing unsafe food on the market, selling food not of the nature demanded, and omitting material information.
He received fines, costs and a victim surcharge totalling £830. He is no longer involved in Harry’s Chicken, which is under new management.