St Albans food supply company director fined for food hygiene breaches

The director of a food supply company in St Albans has been fined more than £5,000 for breaching food hygiene regulations when supplying goods to a pub in Wheathampstead.

Khameleon Restaurants Ltd was hired to supply food to the Cross Keys pub in Gustard Wood, but the company is now no longer trading after director Ashley Jones pleaded guilty to seven food hygiene offences in Watford Magistrates Court.

The charges, brought by St Albans District Council, related to food supplied to the Wheathampstead pub in 2010, and included:

  • Failure to maintain properly documented procedures
  • Failure to comply with improvement notices for record-keeping issued by the council
  • Failure to provide staff with adequate food hygiene training
  • Failure to comply with general food hygiene standards

Following the court hearing, Mr Jones was fined between £750 and £1,000 for each breach of food hygiene regulations. His full fine amounted to £5,100.
The business owner was also fined £100 for failing to tell St Albans District Council that Khameleon Restaurants Ltd was not continuing to trade, as well as being ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge and legal costs of £1,991.