Shocking photos show the filthy conditions at an illegal chicken factory that has continued to operate despite being closed
Image: Council of Oldham)
An illegal chicken factory has been ordered to close after inspectors found workers in dirty and unsanitary conditions.
Environmental health officials who visited Boola Halal in Oldham discovered dirty walls and floors, an unplugged sink and clogged drains.
A shocking photo shows raw meat thrown on the ground. Manchester evening news reports.
Despite being ordered to close immediately, the business, which supplies chicken to restaurants and takeaways, continued trading and was later taken to court and fined more than £8,700.
Officials discovered in February that the facility was operating without a permit from the Food Standards Agency.
Upon visiting, officers found that there was no sink in the cutting room due to the disconnected service, clogged and damaged drains, and dirty walls and floor.
The walls inside the walk-in cooler were also in poor condition with the inner liner exposed and the garbage area dirty, with a clogged drain allowing water to back up.
The company, now trading as Singlemorn UK Limited, was immediately issued with a corrective action notice, telling it to halt operations pending approval from the FSA.
But the shop ignored the order and continued to operate. At Tameside Magistrates’ Court, Director Sajjad Hussain, 32, of Manchester and Boola Halal Limited and Singlemorn UK Limited pleaded guilty to four counts under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013.
They were ordered to pay fines, costs and victim surcharges totaling £8,738.
Emma Barton, Oldham Council’s Executive Director for Site and Economic Growth, said: “Food hygiene regulations are in place for a reason – to protect the public and ensure high standards are met.
She added: “Companies must comply with these laws. Our employees will continue to visit the premises and take action against those found breaking the law.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/filthy-illegal-chicken-factory-shut-26979245 A dirty and illegal chicken factory was shut down after inspectors found appalling conditions