Takeaway boss fined over pizza dough roller

A Preston takeaway owner has been ordered to pay a total of £1,660 after health after safety inspectors found an unguarded pizza dough roller.

Tuesday, 6th June 2017, 3:46 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th June 2017, 3:41 pm
An unguarded dough roller at Mr Joe's takeaway on Church Street, Preston. The owner was fined £1,660 for health and safety offences

Preston Council health and safety inspectors visited Mr Joe’s takeaway at Church Street, Preston. On a number of occasions they found pizza dough rollers in use without guards.

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Owner Sameer Namazi, of Blackburn Street, Blackburn admitted six charges.

Namazi was sentenced to a fine of £600, the council was awarded costs of £1,000 and Namazi was also 
ordered to 
pay a £60 victim surcharge.

Craig Sharp, Chief Environmental Health Officer, said: “The guarding prevents employees’ fingers and hands being drawn into the rollers and being crushed.”