The director of a food manufacturing business in Southall has been banned after a string of food hygiene offences.
RS UK Foods Ltd’s sole director Mandakini Bhatt pleaded guilty to failing to keep her factory clean in relation to Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013.
The company based in Unit 1a, Cranleigh Gardens Industrial Estate, sold Indian sweets such as rasmalai and frozen savouries including samosas and wraps.
Currently the business is in liquidation and Mrs Bhatt has been banned from running a food business in future.
The business is plagued by a history of non-compliance including one occasion where two tinned sweet products were recalled in 2014 because they contained wheat that was not listed on their labels.
This was considered a health risk for anyone with a wheat or gluten allergy.
In May the following year, the factory was closed down due to an infestation in mice and in June and October food was taken away after it was found to have flies in it.
Councillor Ranjit Dheer, cabinet member for community services and safety, said: "Mrs Bhatt continually failed to ensure her factory was clean and suitable for making food products that were safe for people to eat.
"I am really pleased the court agreed with us taking this extraordinary action in a bid to protect residents from a company that repeatedly flouted food hygiene regulations.
"We don’t use this measure that often but it is an enforcement power available to us that sends a strong message to others."
In addition to the ban, Mrs Bhatt was ordered to pay a fine of £320, a £32 victim surcharge and £2,582.80 in costs - totally £2,934.80.