Nadim Choudary, Director of company Ocean Success Limited, the current franchisee for Pizza Hut, Stapleford, Nottingham will appear at Nottingham Crown Court later this month to be sentenced for 10 offences under the Food Safety & Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 and one offence under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Mr Nadim Choudary, from Northampton and who has a chain of Pizza Hut franchises around the country, appeared unrepresented at the first hearing at Nottingham Magistrates Court on 26th February 2016. He entered a guilty plea to 11 out of the 13 offences. Broxtowe Borough Council, as prosecuting authority offered no evidence in relation to the two remaining offences.
The Magistrates Court considered the facts of the case and the financial worth of Mr Choudary and determined that in the circumstances, their powers were insufficient to deal with the level of sentence. The case was therefore referred to the Crown Court for a Judge to consider sentence.
Broxtowe Borough Council is also seeking an ancillary order to include a Hygiene Prohibition Order to prevent Mr Choudary from participating in the management of any food business.
Mr Choudary is currently on bail until sentencing on 30th March 2016.
For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3256 or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk