JAMIE OLIVER’S flagship Italian restaurant chain was named in the Environment Agency’s civil sanctions list after it failed to comply with strict recycling laws.
The TV chef’s company, which operates 37 restaurants throughout the UK, failed to take reasonable steps to recover and recycle packaging waste incurring a fine of nearly £6,000.
Although the restaurant chain claims it is committed to only using ingredients and products that are “high welfare and sustainable”, the £5,904.94 fine was dished out because it failed to meet the green laws enforced by Article 14 of the Environmental Civil Sanctions Order 2010.
The Environment Agency’s list details the sanctions it has imposed between February and May 2014. Jamie’s Italian has now registered with Valpak’s compliance scheme and paid the fine to the Young People’s Trust for the Environment.
This is not the first incident that franchises of the Naked Chef have encountered. Last month, Oliver’s upmarket butchery situated near St Paul’s Cathedral had to be closed for 24 hours following an inspection by public health officials who found serious hygiene problems including mouse droppings and mould.
Other companies that were listed included: Bakers BASCO Ltd (£4,512.24) , Bargain Booze Ltd (£188,109), Eurostar Commodities (£2,249.18), Lindley Catering Holdings Ltd (£14,000) and MCM Foods Manufacturing Ltd (£4,532).