Third World food can seriously damage your health: Spate of convictions for immigrant takeaway owners

Rotting chickens, mouse droppings, dead flies and live cockroaches – just some of the reasons for a series of convictions for Third World takeaway owners across Great Britain in recent weeks.

The first instance comes from Brick Lane, Tower Hamlets, where the owner of Muhib Indian Cuisine was banned from running restaurants after rotting mice and a live cockroach were found in his curry house.

Batir Miah, 40, director of Rayhill Ltd which ran the Bengali restaurant, admitted seven breaches of European Commission and food hygiene regulations.

Three rotting mice at various stages of decomposition were discovered on a sticky trap, and a large oriental cockroach was found in the kitchen, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

Environmental health officers from Tower Hamlets council said there was ‘no area in the kitchen or basement that was free from the presence of mice’.

Mouse droppings were found in boxes of lettuces, tomatoes and peppers, as well as in takeaway containers.

Miah was fined £7,000, ordered to pay £3,000 costs and banned from managing any restaurant or food outlet.

In the same week, a Hull takeaway was shut down after staff were found using dirty cloths to clean the kitchen.


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