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A Manchester Takeaway Has Been Fined £1,000 After Mouse Droppings Were Discovered

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A comforting takeaway is sometimes just the thing after work or at the weekend when you seriously cba cooking or (like us) have forgotten to do the grocery run – again.

One dial-up and you’re sorted! But best be sure you’re choosing the right one…

A takeaway restaurant in the city has been fined £1,000 after rodent droppings were found right by the food containers. The flouting of food safety laws was enough to fine the establishment which is located on Bury New Road.

Desi Point’s owner is under investigation by Manchester City Council Environmental Health Officers, who found evidence of a rodent activity and faeces underneath the restaurant’s front counter where food containers were stored.

Evidence of poor cleaning practices were also found, as well as food debris and grease underneath work surfaces and appliances – the owner pleaded guilty and has been fined £1,000 as well as court costs of £1, 630, plus a victim surcharge of £60.

Councillor Rabnawaz Akbar, executive member for Neighbourhoods, said:

“To find mouse droppings inches away from food containers is frankly disgusting and I believe the owner should see this as a lesson on the consequences of not adhering to food hygiene laws which are, at the end of the day, there for a very good reason.
You’d be hard pressed to find a person in Manchester who doesn’t enjoy a curry, and I hope this reassures the public that Manchester City Council can and will ensure restaurants and takeaways are held to the highest of standards.”

Standards at Desi Point have since vastly improved, with the restaurant having been granted a three-star food hygiene rating.

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