Published: 13 July, 2012
by ALICE HUTTON
A SANDWICH bar was fined more than £8,500 yesterday (Thursday) after an employee served a customer a chicken roll containing glass – and then verbally abused her when she complained that she had cut her mouth.
Adfa Limited, which own Lennies Sandwich Bar, in Old Street Station, was found guilty at Highbury Magistrates’ Court of failing to prevent human consumption of contaminated food after the accident on April 3 this year.
But the fine sky-rocketed after the victim claimed that when she reported the incident she was told to contact Islington Council instead who helped her bring her case.
“The fine I have imposed reflects the serious risk posed to the public by your actions,” the presiding magistrate said.
“The health of your customers is extremely important. Someone was actually injured.”
The company was fined £8,574 including £5,000 for the sale of the food containing glass, £500 compensation to the victim, £1,059 costs and £15 victim surcharge.
Adfa Limited was also found guilty of one count of failing to maintain proper hazard analysis and critical control during food production and giving false information to food hygiene officers over healthy and safety standards, and fined £2,000.