A dropped pin has cost a Doncaster takeaway owner more than £1,300.
The hot food takeaway in Bentley has been prosecuted by Doncaster Council after the push pin was found in a customer’s prawn bhuna.
Irfan Hussain, of Khan’s Balti House in Hunt Lane, pleaded guilty at Doncaster magistrates’ Court to a charge of placing food on the market which was injurious to health.
After a complaint by a member of the public, an investigation by Doncaster Council’s environmental protection team was launched and officers found a pin board situated above a cooker.
In the board were other pins identical to the one found in the complainant’s curry.
The court fined Hussain £200 and awarded Doncaster Council the full prosecution costs of £1,031.61. He was also ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge.
Coun Joe Blackham, Cabinet Member for enforcement and trading services, said: “Protecting public health is one of our top priorities.
“We take strong action against those who do not take the safety of the public seriously.”