Newport City Council v. (1) Severnside Provisions Limited (2) Anthony O’Sullivan (3) Martin Lincoln (Instructed by prosecution). Prosecution of a food supplier, director of company and manager for food safety and hygiene offences. SPL purchased 23 tonnes of frozen turkey, which came from Poland. Some product was out of date. SPL defrosted and repackaged the turkey stating it was fresh, local and in date. The defrosting and repackaging took place in a garage that had been used to service vehicles. Conditions and equipment were filthy. Defendants received custodial sentences. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-36557380
FBL v. Food Standards Agency (instructed by FSA). Suspension of the Approval of a red meat cutting plant thought to be involved in the horsemeat scandal. This Suspension received significant national media interest. FBL Limited appealed their suspension to the Magistrates Court (appeal withdrawn before hearing). I was instructed to advise and represent the FSA in this high profile case.
Cardiff CC v. Dair Ali (instructed by Cardiff CC). Prosecution for food hygiene offences following a large scale E. Coli 0157 outbreak at a kebab house which resulted in the poisoning of numerous customers including a child who suffered severe kidney and renal failure as a result.
Carmarthen CDC v. FS (instructed by FS). Defended a company director charged with mislabelling meat.
Maddock Kembrey v. FSA and FSA v. Maddock Kembrey (instructed by FSA). First appeal in Wales against a refusal to grant a red meat slaughterhouse licence and subsequent prosecution for failing to meet required hygiene standards.