The Birmingham Mail in England reported a couple weeks ago that half a dozen expired mice dropped to the floor next to diners at the food hall in a local Selfridges department store.
The rodents were victims of pest contol measures carried out after mice droppings were spotted in a back-of-house area during regular checks.
caterersearch, who reported the story today, says the mice fell out of the ventilation system.
The surprised diners were refunded and the company apologized in a statement for any distress caused by the fallen mice.
Pest control personnel were called out to clear away the remaining mice.
Additionally, a spokesman explained,
“Environmental health officers were called in to make sure the matter was dealt with and doesn’t happen again.
“At their recommendation we have now identified areas the mice may have been coming in and had those blocked off.”
The spokesman added there had been no more incidents and the food hall was open as usual as soon as these steps were taken.