In August 2016, Poundland was fined over £33,000 after inspectors found rodent droppings and food containers soaked in urine at a branch in Luton. Subsequent to allegations of mouse droppings and other rodent activity, Luton Council’s food safety team visited the store at Luton Retail Park and found poor standards of housekeeping and problems with […]
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Cockroach flavoured ice cream anyone?
The ice cream didn’t cost the customers £3,000 – it cost the owners of a buffet restaurant that in fines. Or to be more accurate, it cost the owners because they allowed cockroaches to stroll amongst the frozen dessert. It’s not easy to say how much business was lost as a result of the infestation […]
Rat infestation pushes up the cost of a loaf of bread
The owners of a local convenience store in Hampshire were fined more than £35,000 for rat infested premises. There were very poor pest control records which indicated a continuing problem which was repeatedly ignored. The shop was closed for a preliminary 2 day period but was closed on a lengthy basis for more than 6 […]
How fine is a takeaway infested with insects?
When Ealing Council’s food safety inspectors did a routine inspeaction, they were shocked to find a takeaway infested with cockroaches. With such an infestation, they were found everywhere including behind the oven, on shelves, in a food store room, in a plug socket and even in the wash up area. Read more about the takeaway […]
The wrong type of fine, when mice come to stay
Officers from a Council’s health food team carried out a routine inspection on a Gastro pub in Surrey and when they followed up they found that no action had been taken. Silly owners – it cost the nearly £14,000 in fines. Read more about the Mouse infestation that landed a Surrey Pub with a £13k […]
Heavy fine if a cockroach eats one of your chips
KFC was fined 5 figures because unwanted guests – a cockroach and a mouse – were eating the food and making deposits. Another sentence…