A LANCASHIRE Takeaway owner who allegedly caused the death of a 15-year-old girl has admitted food safety offences.
Megan Lee, 15 from Oswaldtwistle suffered a nut allergy reaction and died from an Asthma attack after ordering from the Royal Spice Takeaway in the Lancashire town in December 2016.
Bangladeshi’s Mohammed Abdul Kuddus and Migrant Harun Rashid, 38, went on trial at Manchester Crown Court yesterday and were accused of the manslaughter of the teenager.
Kuddus, 40 admitted that he made food safety offences but denied Manslaughter.
Kuddus, 40 pleaded guilty to a count of failing to discharge a general duty of employers, contrary to the Health and Safety at Work Act, and another count of failing to put in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure or procedures in contravention of European Union food safety regulations.
He also entered guilty pleas to the same offences on behalf of Royal Spice Takeaway Limited, trading as Royal Spice Takeaway.
The trial, which began on Thursday, is estimated to last up to four weeks.
A source told Politicalite the Royal Spice takeaway has since closed down.