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Takeaway fined over using wrong meat in curry

Wednesday July 20 2016

A BARNSLEY takeaway has been fined over £4,000 for using cheaper beef meat in a lamb curry. 

At a hearing last Thursday (July 14) Barnsley Magistrates heard that in November last year, a Trading Standards Officer visited Eastern Spices Restaurant, High Street, Goldthorpe, and purchased a lamb bhuna.

Analysis showed that the meal consisted entirely of beef meat.

Hobibur Rahman (58) was charged under food safety legislation with misleading customers by providing meat which was not of the type demanded.

Mr Rahman pleaded guilty to the charges, and was fined £2,800, plus £1,436 costs and a £120 victim surcharge; a total of £4356.

In sentencing, the Magistrate said that the fine reflected the seriousness of the offence.

Coun Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “We need to rely on descriptions that food business operators apply to their food. This is critically important when it comes to types of meat as so many people choose to avoid certain meats.

"Substitution of beef for lamb in takeaway meals is a widespread food fraud which we are committed to eliminate. It simply isn’t fair on either consumers or businesses trading honestly.”

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Reply Posted by Davieboy on Thursday July 21 2016 at 10:24
I ordered a onion bardgie that tuned out to be a daffodil bulb. Got now
poisoning and I am nos in hospital....but will be out in the spring

Reply Posted by Andrew Walker on Thursday July 21 2016 at 12:59
This is grossly dishonest fraudulent practice. And duping genuine people. This must stop.

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Thursday July 21 2016 at 18:58
Boycott the fraudsters i say

Reply Posted by Earthling on Thursday July 21 2016 at 20:44
Or you could stop eating murdered animals entirely! Watch Earthlings!!

Reply Posted by roy on Thursday July 21 2016 at 21:27
Everyone should stop using foreign owned takeawsys

Reply Posted by Naughtynorman on Thursday July 21 2016 at 22:07
99.9% of the towns population would starve !!!!!!!!!

Reply Posted by Trica on Friday July 22 2016 at 10:21
It's not just foreign owned eateries. There was an Italian restaurant own by a British guy in town that sold Finduss frozen lasagna and said it was homemade!

Reply Posted by ray on Friday July 22 2016 at 11:38
Don't be like that name the place please.

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Friday July 22 2016 at 14:05
He is a cad and a bounder to boot i say , a good thrashing is in order i say .

Reply Posted by Elizabeth on Saturday July 23 2016 at 16:40
Narrow minded people once again showing Barnsley up haven't you noticed 99% of England's food is "foreign" why don't you stick to eating tripe and Yorkshire puddings and live back in the 50s you racist low life's. Actual scum of the earth and give Barnsley people a bad name. Embarrassing

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Saturday July 23 2016 at 17:04
And the problem with tripe and yorkshire pudding is what exactly milady Elizabeth ?
seems you have chosen to forget your roots . Its people like you whom has ruined
ENGLAND in MY opinion .

Reply Posted by Robdought on Saturday July 23 2016 at 22:32
It's not so long ago a Restraunt / takeaway in Wombwell was found guilty of the same offence.

It changed its name and carried in trading. People should vote with there feet and put these criminals out of bussiness altogether.

Who knows what else they are up to.

Reply Posted by Dave1 on Friday July 29 2016 at 16:53
Should stick to good old fasiond english fish and chips outa paper

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