A CURRY chef prepared spicy dishes after wiping his b_um with his bare hands, a court has heard.

Mahbub Chowdhury, 46, was caught out when health inspectors visited his restaurant, but the chef claimed innocence by maintaining he did not use toilet paper for ‘cultural reasons’.

Inspectors discovered an empty bottle in the Yeahya Flavour of Asia restaurant in Swindon, Wilts, was covered in f_aeces.

And when they challenged Chowdhury, he said he used the bottle to wash his b_um with his hands following toilet trips.

All the while he was preparing a series of curries for unwitting customers.

He pleaded guilty to ten allegations of breaching food and hygiene regulations at Swindon magistrates court and will be sentenced at a later date.

Prosecuting Rosie Heath said health officers visited his business on May 5 last year and found “very poor standards of hygiene”.

She said: “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 f_aecal matter.”

Defending Mark Glendenning said his client no longer operates the business. He also said the milk bottle was never assessed and the marks could have been spices.

The Yeahya Flavour of Asia restaurant, which was run from a kitchen in the Nine Elms pub, held a 4.5/6 rating with takeaway website Just Eat.

Source : World News


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