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Catch of the day: Boston Borough Council prosecute fish and chip shop owner

Posted on Thursday 14 September 2023

The former owner of a Boston fish and chip shop has been banned from operating a food business and received a four figure fine after pleading guilty at Boston Magistrates' Court to various food hygiene offences. 

Pisces Fish and Chip Shop

Yasin Nabi, who ran the Pisces chippy on Fenside Road until March this year, admitted that he had not met basic standards of cleanliness and hygiene over the course of several months in 2022.

Problems found by Environmental Health Officers from Boston Borough Council included dirty walls, floors, ceilings, work surfaces and equipment, mouldy food, chicken and kebab meat being stored at unsafe temperatures, fridges not working and flies on food and food preparation surfaces.

The court heard the same conditions were found on three separate occasions between July and October 2022.

Magistrates imposed fines and costs totalling £2,972 and Mr Nabi has now been banned from operating a food business.

Councillor Callum Butler, Portfolio Holder for Environmental said: "The public have a right to expect safe food, and we as Council work hard to safeguard Boston residents' health and wellbeing."

"This case reinforces the message that we will not hesitate to prosecute food businesses that show a disregard for the safety of their customers - food safety standards are there for a reason. The prohibition order should serve as a warning to other food businesses that we will use every means at our disposal to keep our residents safe."

Pisces Fish and Chips is now under new ownership.