A business has been fined £120,000 for delivering “high-risk” food to a business in a vehicle that wasn’t refrigerated
In December 2015 a complaint had been received that ham and cheese was being transported in a non-refrigerated van. Summing up the case the District Judge said: “The defence hasn’t provided any evidence that the driver in question on December 9, 2015, had been sufficiently trained. Read full article from here:
The conviction of 'reckless' restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman, owner of the Indian Garden restaurant in Easingwold, for manslaughter by gross negligence shows that restaurants cannot afford to gamble with people's lives by ignoring allergy regulations, said the CIEH this week. Read full article from here:
"By Bisi Oladipupo"
Due diligence is designed to balance the protection of the consumer against the rights of a food business if is has taken all reasonable care to avoid committing the offence.
The damage to a business, brand or industry sector, no matter how big or small, can be catastrophic if customers lose confidence in the product involved. But for a food business a fully functioning due- diligence system will minimise this risk.