Food Safety Scotland

“Rodents Run Riot”

Large Fine Afer Dead Rodents and Flies DiscoveredRodent Pest control.

A major Supermarket chain has been fined £300,000 for food safety failings after inspectors found dead mice and flies at a home delivery depot.

Council safety officers made the discovery in the bread section at the site in Enfield, which distributes food to online shoppers in London and Essex.

Mouse Droppings

They also found mouse droppings on shelves and in a packet of cereal, while a pack of sugar in the home baking aisle had been gnawed by rodents.
Inspectors also found the shells of fly pupae under shelves, spilt foodstuffs and rotting coriander in home delivery trays when they visited the depot on May 27 last year.

The retailer was fined and ordered to pay £4,843 costs after it admitted three food safety and hygiene breaches at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court.

Daniel Anderson, the cabinet member for environment, said: “It beggars belief that a national retailer would allow food to be stored in an environment where rodents are running riot.

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