A local chef will be sentenced for a long list of food hygiene offences after inspectors found a bottle in Yeahya Flavour of Asia’s kitchen, rented from Nine Elms Pub.
Curry house manager Mahbub Chowdhury, 46, prepared food after wiping his bottom with his hands – because he doesn’t use toilet paper for ‘cultural reasons’, a court heard.
Prosecuting, Rosie Heath said that council officers visited Yeahya Flavour of Asia on May 5 2015, and discovered “very poor standards of hygiene”.
She said: “In the kitchen under the double sinks [they] found an empty plastic milk bottle which was extremely dirty and was covered with brown fingerprints.
“When asked, Mr Chowdhury explained he filled the bottle with water from the kitchen taps and used it to clean his bottom after visiting the toilet.
“He did not use toilet paper for cultural reasons. Inspectors concluded the brown finger prints was fecal matter.”
Defending, Mark Glendenning said his client no longer operates the business. He also said the milk bottle was never assessed and the marks could have been spices.
According to The Mirror, he pleaded guilty to 10 allegations of breaching food and hygiene regulations at Swindon Magistrates Court and will be sentenced later.