|Unlicensed Bakery Found on First Avenue|
Churchfield Road shop had goods past use-by date
The food hygiene standards of a back garden bakery and local grocery shop have been condemned in court following inspections by Ealing Council’s food hygiene officers.
The unregistered bakery was discovered in an outbuilding in First Avenue, Acton, W3 during a routine inspection by the outhouses project team. When food hygiene officers returned to inspect the building, they found commercial grade baking equipment, large quantities of flour being stored outside and freshly baked food products in the outbuilding.
They also found evidence of moths and mouse droppings. The meat products found were being stored at potentially unsafe temperatures and the raw ingredients could not be traced to any known suppliers. The council was granted a food condemnation order by Ealing Magistrates’ Court on 1, August 2013 allowing officers to destroy eight trays of freshly baked goods and a tray of cooked meat. The council was also awarded £376.88 in costs.
Food hygiene officers also found 21 meat products being sold beyond their use by dates by JJ Food and Wine of 40, Churchfield Road, Acton during a safer communities team day of action. The products, some which were 11 days past their use-by date, included Polish sausages (kabanos), bacon and marinated pork leg. The council was granted a food condemnation order by Ealing Magistrates’ Court on 1, August 2013 allowing it to destroy the meat products and were awarded £344.28 in costs.
Councillor Ranjit Dheer, cabinet member for community services and safety, said: “It is vital that people know where their food is coming from and that it has been prepared in a safe and clean environment. It is unacceptable for anyone to sell food that has passed its use by date because it has the potential to make people very sick. We will continue to take action against food businesses and traders who are profiting from selling unsafe, unfit food to our residents.”
August 15, 2013