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Nut allergy death: Restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman jailed for six years


A “recless” Indian restaurant owner has been found guilty of killing a customer who died from an allergic reaction to a curry and sentenced to six years imprisonment. The restaurant owner Mohammed Khalique Zaman, 52, was found guilty with manslaughter by gross negligence


over the tragedy. Mr Zaman has run several restaurants across Yorkshire for more than 25 years, including the Indian Garden and Jaipur Spice chain. Zaman used cheaper groundnut mix - which contained peanuts - rather than almond powder as a way of cutting costs. But he failed to warn customers and Paul Wilson, 38, who suffered from a severe peanut allergy died after eating a takeaway from Zaman's restaurant, the Indian Garden, in nearby Easingwold, Yorkshire. The next day a trading standards investigator went to the premises and asked for a nut free meal. Tests revealed that meal contained a "sizeable amount" of ground peanuts comparable to the levels found in Mr Wilson's lethal curry. Despite warnings from his supplier of


Kingfisher Beer Truck visits four major Music Festival this summer


the risk to allergic customers, Zaman, who owns six restaurants, continued to flout advice and use the less costly ingredient without warning people. Zaman was convicted of Wilson's manslaughter by gross negligence and six food safety offences at Teesside Crown Court. Three weeks before Mr Wilson died, a teenaged customer at another of Zaman's restaurants suffered an allergic reaction, which required hospital treatment. She had been assured her meal would not contain nuts. The prosecution said the owner had "put profit before safety" at the restaurants he owned. Zaman, from Huntington, York, denied manslaughter by gross negligence, perverting the course of justice and six food safety offences. He was found guilty of all charges except perverting course of justice.


We have been lucky enough to he graced with heaps of sweet mid-Spring sunshine in May, which only reminds us that summer is on its way. With staycations on the rise it is easy to say that the UK’s popular music festivals will be as busy as ever. The Kingfisher Beer Truck, which visited over 15 food-focused events in 2015, will be heading to four marvellous music festivals this summer, including the multi- award winning Bestival. This new and exciting venture will allow Kingfisher the chance to showcase India’s No.1 Beer to an audience of over 200,000. As well as heightening their brand awareness, Kingfisher Beer will be driving the connection between the beer and Indian cuisine. This association will help drive an emotional connection between consumers and the brand, encouraging your customers to choose the Real Taste of India as the perfect pairing with their curry.


The Kingfisher Beer Truck will be serving at:


• Common People, Southampton, 28-29 May 2016


• Isle of Wight Festival, 9-12 June 2016 • Camp Bestival, 28-30 July 2016 • Bestival, 8-11 September 2016


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