Undercooked burger costs business operator £793

An undercooked beef burger, which could have posed a serious health risk, led to food business operator, Mohamed Basel Bathiki, being fined a total of £793.00 by Derby Magistrates, on 18 April.

The burger was bought at Bas Peri Peri in Ripley, which Mr Bathiki previously owned and ran. The business has since closed down.

The customer had bought the burger for her two children, but when she pulled it in half to share the meal, it looked pink. She complained to Amber Valley Borough Council’s Environmental Health Department who investigated and brought the prosecution.

Amber Valley Borough Council’s Regulation Manager, Steve Haslam, commented: “This incident could have caused the customer’s children serious food poisoning had the mother not been vigilant. It is very important that food safety laws are observed. We will always investigate, and if necessary, prosecute, when we believe the health of customers is being put at risk.”

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Pictured: the undercooked burger served at Bas Peri Peri

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