Mrs Moira Anne Clark, of Lincolnshire based Food 4 Thought GB Ltd, gets four year disqualification for breaching food hygiene regulations.

On 15 July 2016, the Secretary of State accepted a disqualification undertaking from Mrs Clark, effective for four years, from 5 August 2016.

Boston Borough Council?s Environmental Health Department carried out an inspection of the company?s kitchen premises on 4 October 2013, and found 12 breaches of European Food Regulations, including the storage of raw meat on top of cooked meat, dirty equipment and utensils, and mouldy drinking cups.

As a result of the breaches, Boston Borough Council prosecuted the company. At a hearing on 24 March 2014 Mrs Clark pleaded guilty to the breaches, and the company was fined ?13,800 plus ?4,300 costs.

The resultant adverse publicity meant that the company subsequently lost most of its customers, and entered liquidation on 4 November 2014 owing ?209,982 to creditors, resulting in an investigation by the Insolvency Service.

Commenting on the disqualification, Sue Macleod, Chief Investigator at the Insolvency Service, said:

?Moira Clark was responsible for breaches of food safety regulations which put the health of school children at risk. Disqualification will help to ensure that there is not a repeat occurrence of this serious failing, and will act as a warning to others.?