Fuks Polish food shop fined over poor hygiene standards

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AN Aylesbury shop has been fined for breaching food hygiene regulations.

Gabriella Mirczak, owner of Fuks Polish Food in Cambridge Street, was given a £700 fine and ordered to pay £1,838 costs by Aylesbury Magistrates Court.

It followed inspections by Aylesbury Vale District Council, which revealed hygiene standards were ‘unacceptable’.

Back in November 2010, environmental health officers found a lack of food safety training, unsatisfactory food safety procedures and inadequate facilities to clean and disinfect food equipment.

In June last year, it was found that the store was still not meeting legal requirements.

Councillor Sir Beville Stanier, cabinet member for environment and health, said the authority was ‘obliged’ to step in.

He said: “We will always look to support our local food businesses and help them to understand their obligation to protect the safety of the foods they sell.

“However, where poor hygiene practices and substandard conditions are found, we are obliged to take enforcement action to safeguard public health.”