Wales – Duo handed suspended sentences for food safety failings – Listeria monocytogenes

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Two people have been given suspended prison sentences for their roles in food safety breaches by a seafood company in Wales.

Colin James Brown and Donna Brown, who ran Shores Seafood in Monkton, Pembroke, are also prohibited from managing a food business indefinitely.

Colin Brown was sentenced to nine months in jail, suspended for two years, and 200 hours of unpaid work. Donna Brown was given six months in prison suspended for two years and 15 days of rehabilitation activity. The prosecution was brought by Pembrokeshire County Council.

Sentencing took place at Swansea Crown Court in late March, after the couple pleaded guilty at earlier hearings to four offenses.

These were failing to take action to protect food from the risk of contamination; placing unsafe food on the market; failing to comply with a Remedial Action Notice and operating the business without approval after permission to supply seafood was suspended.

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