Chinese Takeaway Was Closed and Fined £9,600 for Rodent Infestation
Overview of incident
The Bamboo Chinese Takeaway, in Anerley Road was inspected by officers from Bromley Council’s food safety team following complaints from customers. The resulting inspection uncovered a rodent infestation.
Details of fine
The premises was fined £9,600, plus ordered to pay costs of £1,358 and a victim surcharge of £120.
The manager of the takeaway was also personally fined £4,000 plus a victim surcharge of £50 at the hearing on December 17.
The business was closed on the spot after officers investigates on April 7th. The manager Cheuk Shing Chan was ordered to employ a professional pest controller, but when officers returned to the takeaway on April 11 they found the vermin problem had not been controlled.
The restaurant was not allowed to reopen until April 14 after it was judged to have ‘improved its hygiene’.
Cheuk Shing Chan and the operating company Shing Yee Limited
Bromley Magistrates’ Court
Anerley Road, Bromley, England
This case sends out a strong message to food businesses in the borough that they cannot behave in this way.
They must make sure that their premises are hygienic and safe and are not a potential danger to the public.
They must meet the legal requirements, or the council’s food safety team will come down hard on them.
The actions of this business have cost them dear, so I hope this serves as a strong warning to other such businesses.” – Councillor Tim Stevens, executive member for public protection and safety