Kebab shop owner may face compensation claims after food poisoning outbreak

The owner of a fast food retail outlet in London could face claims for personal injury compensation as many customers suffered from food poisoning after eating at his restaurant.

A case at Isleworth Crown Court heard that 72 people were affected by the illness - which has symptoms such as dehydration, sickness and diarrhoea - after consuming goods purchased at the Shahi Nan kebab shop in Shepherd's Bush, the Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle reports.

Proprietor of the establishment, Mohammed Shafique, admitted breaking food hygiene regulations, meaning his negligence was the cause of these instances of illness.

The owner informed the court that he would "sniff uncooked chicken" to check whether it was safe to eat and was subsequently issued with a £10,000 fine for his poor practice.

Investigations found traces of salmonella in the fridge at the location, meaning Mr Shafique could face civil claims for damages settlements from people affected.

Posted by Helen Jones

05/05/2011 16:57