The owner of a Cardiff take-away has been sent to prison after a serious E-coli outbreak was blamed on his failure to wash cooking utensils properly.
Diar Wali Ali, boss of the Adonis Kebab House, gave nine people E-coli by deep frying cooking utensils instead of cleaning them.
Newport Crown Court heard that all the individuals required hospital treatment after the E-coli outbreak in August 2011.
Food inspectors also found that staff washed their hands in the same sink that food was being prepared, while raw meat was stored with burger buns and salad.
Prosecutors said 38-year-old Ali failed to follow basic food safety standards.
He admitted 23 food hygiene offences in total and was jailed for eight months this week.
Judge Phillip Richards said the “heinous offences” could be punished by nothing less than a custodial sentence.
“I hope this sets an example for other takeaway owners. If just one shop keeper put his house in order as a result of learning what has happened to you it will be a benefit to the public,” he said.