One place the Sabji Hunter will not be going for his Somosas is Mansha Sweet Centre in Southall, well, we don’t think anyone will be going there as they have been told to stop making samosas with raw beef mince ‘until further notice’
Mansha caterers from Southall has been making samosas with raw beef in filthy conditions and selling them on to local shops and mosques, a food hygiene report has revealed.
Mansha Allah Samosa in Scotts Road has been told not to cook the snacks using raw meat by Food Standards Agency (FSA) inspectors, who say it may need approval to do so.
The entire factory needs a “deep clean” and has no soap, towels, sanitiser or even a separate basin for washing hands, inspectors said.
MyLondon. com got hold of the full report to the business, which said: “I note you make beef samosas using fresh raw beef mince. Once cooked [the samosas]I note you provide samosas for mosques, other retail shops and customers come to you to buy!”
Mansha Allah Samosa, named simply as “samosa factory” in the report was given a 1 star rating on the FSA’s hygiene scale, which is out of a maximum of 5, after an inspector visited on December 6 last year.
This isn’t the absolute worst rating it could get – that would be a 0 – but it still means a “major improvement” must be made.
And you can see why from the report.
From floor to wall and to ceiling, inspectors noted “poor cleaning”, while the fridge, door handles and shelves were also dirty.
The report also tells them not to use cardboard boxes to store dried samosas.
Water was leaking from the “WC area”, food was spilled on shelves in the store room and inspectors have ordered they must “deep clean the entire premise”.
The report states: “There is no evidence of a written food safety management system in place. Implement a written system that covers your food operation.”
A big concern in the report is that raw minced beef is used to make the samosas.
They have been told to stop doing this until further notice, although they can use ready-made and cooked minced beef – prepared by a local restaurant, for example.
Inspectors warn: “As you handle raw meat and use it for food preparation to sell to other businesses you may require approval.”
They also rather politely ask: “Please stop making beef samosas using raw beef until further notice