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The following cases of inadequate pest control were reported in 'Environmental Health News' the magazine of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Hove-based Fried Chicken outlet has been fined more than £11,000 for breaking food hygiene rules.

Amongst other offences, mouse droppings were seen and a mouse nest discovered in the storeroom.

At Brighton magistrates court, the owner pleaded guilty to 17 counts of failing to comply with food hygiene regulations and failing to improve after repeated visits and advice from the council’s food safety team.

He was fined £7,000, with £4,700 costs and £120 victim surcharge. He was requested to pay the first £2,000 within seven days. 

Ealing EHOs have closed two Southall businesses after discovering mouse droppings and poor hygiene.

EHOs closed one restaurant, after finding mouse droppings, a cockroach infestation, and a lack of cleaning and staff training. The company pleaded guilty to five food hygiene offences and was ordered to pay £2,500 in fines, £1,446 in costs.

Another restaurant was also closed due to poor hygiene and mouse droppings. The business reopened after extensive cleaning and pest control had taken place. It was ordered to pay £654 towards costs.

Brighton restaurant closes after ‘extensive’ rodent infestation

A Brighton restaurant has been fined £4,500 after dead mice were found in its basement and rat and mice droppings were found in the food preparation, storage and handling areas. 


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