Two separate and unrelated court cases concluded at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (2 April 2015).
Lahore Pizza and Kebab House
Liaqt Ali, 51, was ordered to pay £3,401 after pleading guilty to four offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations 2013, relating to insanitary conditions found at Lahore Pizza and Kebab House, in 32 Alum Rock Road, Birmingham.
Environmental health officers found mouse droppings throughout the premises during an inspection on 19 February 2014, and the takeaway was closed.
Officers revisited the premises on 20 and 21 February 2014. No evidence of mouse activity was found at the premises on 21 February 2014 and it was allowed to reopen.
Ali was fined £2,500 and ordered to pay costs of £901.
The Gold Centre (Bham) Ltd
The Gold Centre (Bham) Ltd was ordered to pay £8,789 after it pleaded guilty to 13 offences under the Hallmarking Act 1973 relating to unhallmarked jewellery – namely pendants, earrings, bangles and necklaces – being sold at its in 516 Stratford Road, Sparkhill.
Trading Standards officers visited the premises on 4 February 2014, where they seized 34 items of jewellery which appeared not to be hallmarked. A sample of 13 items was sent to Birmingham Assay Office for analysis, none of which bore recognised hallmarks.
The company was fined £500 for each offence (£6,500) and ordered to pay costs of £2,289.