Laksha Bay Urges Brits To Be Wary of Food Fraud and Mix Ups

In the wake of a recent food fraud scandal that rocked the West Yorkshire town of Brighouse, Laksha Bay is urging Brits to be vigilant when choosing dining options. Rather than risk receiving a cheaper type of meat or ingesting a mislabelled ingredient, the London based Indian restaurant is encouraging diners to look for industry certification, positive customer reviews and establishments with a genuine passion for whipping up top notch cuisine.

Last July Brighouse locals were shocked when Trading Standards officers confirmed that a lamb korma ordered from B Medina Asian Takeaway was actually made up of beef. Rana Fiaz, owner of the establishment was fined £265 by the Calderdale Magistrates court and issued a £27 victim surcharge. The restaurant was also slapped with prosecution costs of £2,066 for breaching the Food Safety Act 1990. David Lodge, a representative from Trading Standards maintains that actions such as these simply aren’t acceptable. “Consumers rightly expect to get what they pay for. This takeaway substituted lamb for beef without informing the customer,” he says.

Despite the crack down from the FSA, standards are slipping and Brits should never assume that they’re getting what they pay for. To avoid falling victim to food crime Laksha Bay is calling on the public to choose wisely when it comes to dining out, or ordering takeaway.   

Fareed Nabir, Owner of Laksha Bay said, “It’s disappointing to see fellow restaurateurs letting standards slip so drastically. It highlights the importance of taking the time to locate high quality eateries that genuinely care about their customers, and the reputation of their food.”

All meat used in the Laksha Bay kitchen is sourced from reputable, high end suppliers with impeccable track records. From farm to table, all meat is 100% traceable thanks to the restaurant’s commitment to working with the industry’s best meat merchants. Whether using lamb, beef, chicken, fish or duck, Laksha Bay is able to pinpoint its exact origins. Once meat reaches the Laksha Bay kitchen it’s meticulously labelled and organised, leaving no room for

Fareed added, “To avoid any mix ups or confusion the modern Laksha Bay kitchen is kept clean and organised, no matter how run off their feet our chefs are.”

One of the easiest and most reassuring ways for customers to guarantee quality is to look for industry accreditations and awards. Over the years Laksha Bay has accumulated a myriad of industry honours that are displayed at the Wapping premises, and on the website. Achievements include nominations for the 2012 British Curry Awards and 2012 Asian Curry Awards.

To find out more about Laksha Bay and browse the huge selection of authentic Indian dishes on offer, visit the website at: call 020 7481 0777 to speak to a member of staff.


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Contact: Lauren Carroll


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Situated in Wapping, London, Laksha Bay is a premier Indian food restaurant serving up a variety of authentic dishes, including everyone’s favourite curries and some chef’s specialties. Dine in or takeaway and enjoy some of the most delicious Indian cuisine in the capital.