Peterborough: Drink Company Closed

5 March 2012, 10:29 | Updated: 5 March 2012, 10:37

A Peterborough company, which manufactures two yoghurt drinks that health inspectors say could be harmful, has been closed down.

The products were made by Kepenek, which is based in Wulfric Square, Bretton.

The two products concerned are:

  • Quzwan Kurdish Style Yogurt Drink 330ml or 1.5litres
  • Nazanin Kurdish Style Juice 330ml or 1.5litres (pomegranate juice)
Inspectors visited the business following concerns from officials at Hull City Council, after a yoghurt drink made by Kepenek was found on sale in a shop in Hull.

After the inspection the business was immediately served with a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice, which immediately closed the business.

A Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Order was then granted by Peterborough Magistrate's Court.

Peterborough City Council officials are now working with the business to improve standards, and the company will remain closed until the risk to health is removed.

Samantha Olive, Principal Environmental Health Officer for Peterborough City Council, said: "Anyone who has these items in their homes should throw them away immediately and not drink them. 

They were not produced in line with food safety requirements and therefore could be contaminated with harmful bacteria which has the potential to make people ill.

Food and drink manufactures have a duty to follow food safety requirements. We will continue to target businesses that fail to meet these guidelines so that members of the public are protected from harm."