Chef Prepared Food After Wiping His Arse With His Bare Hands
A chef has found himself in a shitload of trouble after pleading guilty to ten counts of breaching food hygiene regulations.
Mahbub Chowdhury, 46, from Swindon, claimed that he does not use toilet paper for 'cultural reasons' when it was found that he prepared meat and fish curries after wiping his bum with his bare hands.
In India and other South Asian countries, it is the norm for people to use water to clean themselves after going for a number two, rather than using toilet roll.
Inspectors found that the chef, who no longer works at Yeahya Flavour of Asia, had left 'brown fingerprints' on a bottle in the kitchen of the takeaway, which was being run out of a rented kitchen at the Nine Elms pub.
This isn't the first time Chowdhury's poor hygiene has landed him in trouble with the authorities.
Last year, he was fined £5,000 for ten similar offences.
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The prosecutor, Rosie Heath, talked about the 'very poor standards of hygiene' health officers discovered during a visit to the business in May.
"In the kitchen under the double sinks [they] found an empty plastic milk bottle which was extremely dirty and was covered with brown fingerprints.
"When asked, Mr Chowdhury explained he filled the bottle with water from the kitchen taps and used it to clean his bottom after visiting the toilet.
"He did not use toilet paper for cultural reasons. Inspectors concluded the brown finger prints was faecal matter."
Mark Glendenning, who's defending Chowdhury in court, said that the brown marks found on the milk bottle could actually just be spices.
Chowdhury will be sentenced at Swindon Crown Court.
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