A FOOD manufacturer in Bolton - prosecuted for making chicken kebabs “on a literal building site” - has called a creditors meeting.

Insolvency experts have been drafted in on behalf of Xpress Food UK, which trades out of St Paul’s Mill, Caroline Street.

Earlier this year the Bolton News reported how the firm, run by Suleman Patel, had been fined £16,000 with £6,592 costs by borough magistrates following enforcement action by the council’s environmental health section.

The firm was convicted of breaching a number of hygiene regulations after officials found food was being prepared during ongoing construction work, with tools being left in the production area and no proper handwashing facilities.

Chicken kebabs were then being packed in containers not displaying valid approval numbers.

The company was still using packaging from an old address in Preston, where the company had been barred from operating.

Patel was also barred from managing a food business as a result of the Bolton case.

A virtual creditors meeting will take place at the offices of insolvency practitioners S P Ford Ltd, in Leicestershire, to vote on the appointment of a liquidator.