Louth Food business operator banned for food hygiene offences

March 12, 2021

The owner of a Louth takeaway has been fined and banned from managing a food business after admitting to a number of food hygiene offences.

Mr Ibrahim Cinalp, the proprietor of Bodrum A S Ltd, a fast food takeaway at 18 Aswell Street, Louth pleaded guilty to six food hygiene offences identified during a routine food hygiene inspection by one of our Environmental Health Officers on 16th March 2020.

The offences included failing to maintain fixtures, fittings, and equipment in a clean condition; failure to keep high risk foods under effective temperature control; exposing food to a risk of contamination; failing to implement an effective procedure to manage food safety; and failing to comply with a Hygiene Improvement Notice served following the Environmental Health Officer's inspection.

Following a hearing at Boston Magistrates Court on 8th March 2021, where Mr Cinalp admitted to the offences, he was fined £200 and in addition awarded costs of £1,800 and a victim surcharge of £32, bringing the total to £2,032. Mr Cinalp was also issued with a Prohibition Order which prevents him from managing a food takeaway or food retail business in the future.

Portfolio Holder for Operational Services, Councillor Martin Foster, said: "Whilst our Environmental Health Team continue to provide advice and information to food businesses during these difficult and unprecedented times, the Council will not tolerate persistent offenders who put their customer's health at risk by failing to comply with food safety regulations."