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Selby Pub Fined and Banned from Selling Food by Health Inspectors


3:35pm 2nd May 2014
(Updated 4:42pm 2nd May 2014)

A pub in Selby has been prosecuted by Selby District Council for failing to meet food hygiene rules and breaking noise limit levels.

New Inn landlord Stephen Dyson, of Leeds Road, Selby pleaded guilty to 15 offences and was fined a total of £17,500 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £120 and costs of £3,135. Additionally the court made a Hygiene Prohibition Order prohibiting the further operation of the food business (excluding alcohol and beverages) to protect the public from future risk.

Mr Dyson was also found guilty of breaching noise conditions following complaints by local residents, when noise levels were shown to have breached the terms of his licence for the Gowthorpe public house.

Environmental Health Officers were also alerted to the storage of a large number of bags of waste in an alleyway and overflowing bins. Subsequent inspections of the kitchens revealed that there was no hot water in the kitchen areas as well as inadequate (difficult to clean) floors and walls surfaces. Despite requests these issues were not resolved. The premises were rated as 'zero' under the national food hygiene safety scheme.

Enforcement Officer Tim Grogan commented, "This prosecution clearly demonstrates that Selby District Council will take all necessary enforcement action where people who supply food to the public are found to be blameworthy and breaches of legislation are considered detrimental to people's health."

Mr Dyson appeared at York Magistrates Court on Thursday 1 May.
He was fined £1,000 for breaching the terms of the Licensing Act 2003 concerning the noise levels at the pub on 18 April 2013.

He was fined £750 for failing to comply in June 2013 with a hygiene improvement notice, contrary to the Food Hygiene Regulations 2006. He was fined £750 for failing to implement food safety procedures at that time, contrary to the same legislation.

He was fined £1,500 for failing to comply with another hygiene improvement notice in November 2013 regarding washing facilities. He was fined an additional £1,500 for failing to provide hot water to wash basins contrary to a hygiene improvement notice in November 2013. He received two additional fines of £1,500 each for again failing to comply with these notices on 26 November.
He was fined £1,000 for each offence of failing to store or dispose of rubbish correctly on 25 March, 3 April, 23 April, 2 May, 9 July, 9 August, 13 September, 30 September and 25 October contravening Food Hygiene Regulations 2006. A total of £9,000 for these offences.

Environmental Health officers have been working with Mr Dyson following the offence to ensure food hygiene regulations are complied with at the premises.

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