Rat-Infested Local Artisan Bakery Gets Large Fine

The Slow Bread Company in Stamford Brook breached food hygiene rules


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The award-winning artistan bakery in Stamford Brook, The Slow Bread Company, has been fined thousands of pounds for breaching food hygiene standards.

The company’s owner, Nicholas May, 54, who admitted breaching three food hygiene health and safety regulations, faces a court bill of £11,400.

Hammersmith and Fulham inspectors found a dead rat, gnawed bags of flour and rodent droppings when they inspected the kitchens under railway arches in Stamford Brook.

An example of sourdough bread

The inspection was carried out by Hammersmith & Fulham Council in February last year. A further inspection was carried out last January.

The company, which was established in 2013 , supplied a range of London shops, cafes and restaurants with specialty breads, buns and pasties.

It had won several accolades for its products. However Mr. May told the court last month that the business had fallen on hard times.

July 13, 2018

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