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Food Standards Agency: Prosecutions

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the companies which have been prosecuted by the Food Standards Agency since 2001 in respect of which no further legal proceedings are active; what the reasons were for prosecution in each case; and what penalty was imposed. (136879)

[holding answer 14 May 2007]: The following is a list of the companies that have been successfully prosecuted by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) since the end of 2001 in respect of which no further legal proceedings are active, the legislation under which the companies were prosecuted and the penalties which were imposed.

Convictions since 1 January 2002 following prosecutions brought by the FSA

Date of hearing

Plant operator

Legislation

Fine (£)

Costs (£)

28 January 2002

Harvey Ashworth (Manchester) Ltd..

Specified Risk Material Regulations 1997

500.00

500.00

16 October 2002

Yorkshire Poultry Products Ltd.

Food Safety Act 1990

6,000.00

2,705.15

6 November 2002

Jack Brand Ltd.

Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

4,000.00

11,043.00

16 December 2002

J and B Fitton Ltd.

Specified Risk Material Regulations 1997

4,000.00

4,900.00

1 April 2003

Stockton Butchers Slaughtering Company Ltd.

(a) Specified Risk Material Regulations 1997; (b) TSE (England) Regulations 2002

15,000.00

5,000.00

17 April 2003

A and G Barber Ltd.

(a) Specified Risk Material Regulations 1997; b) TSE (England) Regulations 2002

5,000.00

750.00

15 July 2003

H Lyes and Son Ltd.

(a) Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995;(b) Food Safety Act 1990

3,000.00

3,664.14

1 September 2003

Kashmir Halal Meats

Food Safety Act 1990

1,000.00

1,144.44

18 September 2003

Woolley Bros. Ltd.

Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

1,500.00

800.00

9 October 2003

Frigoscandia Distribution

Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

1,000.00

1,552.10

10 December 2003

Kedassia Poultry Ltd.

Food Safety Act 1990

1,000.00

2,559.17

7 January 2004

A P Burlton (Farms) Ltd.

Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

0.00

800.00

9 February 2004

D J Andrews (Wholesale Meats) Ltd.

(a) Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995; (b) Food Safety Act 1990

1,500.00

2,428.10

23 February 2004

A and G Barber Ltd.

Food Safety Act 1990

15,000.00

6,222.58

3 March 2004

Yorkshire Poultry Products Ltd.

Food Safety Act 1990

1,500.00

500.00

29 March 2004

Yorkshire Poultry Products Ltd.

Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

5,500.00

1,645.00

18 May 2004

G Lawrence Wholesale Meat Company Ltd.

Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

3,750.00

1,500.00

20 May 2004

Woodhead Brothers Meat Company

TSE (England) Regulations 2002

1,500.00

1,000.00

21 May 2004

Al-Ummah Halal Poultry Ltd.

Food Safety Act 1990

3,000.00

2,000.00

22 June 2004

Gee and Webb Ltd.

Food Safety Act 1990

26,000.00

4,494.48

24 September 2004

Machin Yorkshire Lamb Ltd.

Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

10,000.00

3,000.00

6 December 2004

Al-Ummah Halal Poultry Ltd.

Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

1

890.50

23 March 2005

Traditional Norfolk Poultry Ltd.

Animal By-Product (Identification) Regulations 1995

1,000.00

5,377.16

16 May 2005

Blackwell Fresh Poultry Ltd.

(a) Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995;( b) Food Safety Act 1990

1,750.00

1,509.25

20 May 2005

Kedassia Poultry Ltd.

Food Safety Act 1990

2,250.00

0.00

2 June 2005

Harvey Ashworth (Manchester) Ltd.

TSE (England) Regulations 2002

750.00

750.00

6 June 2005

Grove Smith (Turkeys) Ltd.

(a) Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995;(b) Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981

27,800.00

4,600.00

29 June 2005

Yorkshire Poultry Products Ltd.

Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

5,000.00

5,000.00

1 September 2005

2 Sisters Premier Division Ltd.

(a) Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995;(b) Minced Meat and Meat Preparations (Hygiene) Regulations 1995

17,000.00

8,834.90

27 September 2005

Pak Poultry Products Ltd.

(a) Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995; (b) Animal By-Product (Identification) Regulations 1995; (c) Food Safety Act 1990

2,000.00

1,347.45

7 October 2005

Jackson's Wholesale Meat Suppliers Ltd.

Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

900.00

150.00

28 October 2005

NJG Halal Slaughtering Ltd.

(a) Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995; (b) TSE (England) Regulations 2002

1,380.00

0.00

7 November 2005

J H Lambert (Bungay) Ltd.

(a) Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995; (b) Food Safety Act 1990

4,000.00

3,481.00

29 November 2005

Worcester Wholesale Meat Company Ltd.

Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

2,000.00

3,283.50

14 February 2006

C E Partridge and Son Ltd.

TSE (England) Regulations 2002

2,500.00

2,494.30

14 February 2006

Harvey Ashworth (Manchester) Ltd.

(a) Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995; (b) Food Safety Act 1990

3,000.00

2,500.00

15 March 2006

Frank Bird (Poultry) Ltd.

Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

2,500.00

7,197.95

21 March 2006

Saleh Brothers (Poultry Processors) Ltd.

Food Safety Act 1990

3,500.00

3,531.92

13 April 2006

West Scottish Lamb Ltd.

(a) Fresh Meat (Beef Controls) (No. 2) Regulations 1996; (b) Food Safety Act 1990

4,000.00

4,000.00

24 May 2006

HCF Poultry Ltd.

(a) Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995; (b) Animal By-Product (Identification) Regulations 1995

10,000.00

7,880.00

12 June 2006

Oakland Farms Ltd.

Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

2

0.00

14 August 2006

Pembrokeshire Meat Company Ltd.

(a) Fresh Meat (Beef Controls) (No. 2) Regulations 1996; b) Animal By-Product (Identification) Regulations 1995

3,000.00

3,500.00

31 August 2006

Leonard Ames (Ampthill) Ltd.

Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

1,800.00

2,071.49

Paul Flatman Ltd.

Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

800.00

4,467.00

West Devon Meat Ltd.

Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

1,000.00

5,892.69

Yorkshire Poultry Products Ltd.

(a) Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995; (b) Animal By-Products (Identification) Regulations 1995; (c) Food Safety Act 1990

10,750.00

4,000.00

L Grant (Meat Wholesale) Ltd.

Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995

1,000.00

1,000.00

St Merryn Meat Ltd.

TSE (Wales) Regulations 2002

2,000.00

3,055.00

M Najib and Sons Ltd.

TSE (England) Regulations 2002

3,500.00

5,100.00

Coast and County Meat Supply Company Ltd.

TSE (England) Regulations 2002

3

3,140.00

Gafoor Poultry Products Limited

Food Safety Act 1990

7,000.00

3,500.00

Spenborough Abattoir Limited

(a) Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995; (b) Food Safety Act 1990

800.00

971.50

A S Audhali Farm Gate Fresh Poultry Ltd.

(a) Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995; (b) Food Safety Act 1990

15,000.00

5,632.00

West Devon Meat Ltd.

Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

2,000.00

3,000.00

1 Three year conditional discharge.

2 Absolute discharge.

3 Conditional discharge.