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Meat process factory shut in raid by officers
Caterers and other businesses have been urged to destroy any meat they have bought from a suspected illegal processing plant in Bradford.
The warning followed a multi-agency raid today at West Yorkshire Lamb, Beef and Poultry Ltd, Bowling Back Lane, in which poultry was seized.
The raid involved the Food Standards Agency, Bradford Council environmental health officers and Home Office Immigration Enforcement.
A Council spokesman said: “Any businesses that have bought meat from West Yorkshire Lamb, Beef and Poultry Ltd, Unit 2, Iron Works Park, Bowling Back Lane, Bradford should destroy this meat as it has not been produced in hygienic premises.”
Food safety officers at the Council have obtained an order from Bradford and Keighley Magistrates for the seized poultry to be condemned and an Emergency Prohibition Notice has been served for the premises to remain closed until such time that it meets legal requirements.
The business could also face a £50,000 fine after five suspected illegal workers were discovered by immigration officers and arrested.