Disgusting images from inside a supermarket that was slapped with a £480,000 fine over a pest infestation show mouse poo in food.
The mouse and moth-infested Warley Supermarket in Smethwick was run by Warley Supermarket (UK) Ltd and is now understood to have shut.
The company, director Mandeep Kaur Mandair and senior manager Raminder Mandair pleaded guilty to offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 and the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974, BirminghamMail reports.
Senior manager Sukhbir Mandair pleaded not guilty to offences under the Food Safety Hygiene Regulations and was convicted of all offences after a trial.
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The two were on trial over health and safety offences at the Warley Drink Stop in Wedensbury and food hygiene offences, including Indian Meal moth and mouse activity at Warley Supermarket, which were both run by Warley Supermarket (UK) Ltd.
On September 13 the defendants appeared before Wolverhampton Crown Court for sentencing.
The company was ordered to pay £60,000 for food safety offences and £480,000 for health and safety offences, plus costs of £16,191.20, with the total amount payable being £556,191.20.
Mandeep Kaur Mandair received eight months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. She was ordered to carry out 150 hours unpaid work and to pay costs of £16,191.20 at the rate of £1,500 per month. She was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge.
Raminder Mandair received 16 months’ imprisonment suspended for two years. He was also given a six-month electronic curfew between 8pm and 6am and was ordered to pay costs of £16,191.20, payable at the rate of £1,500 per month. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge.
The sentencing of Sukhbir Mandair was adjourned and a new date will be set for him to be sentenced.