UK shop closed after dead mice found

A convenience store was served an immediate closure notice after environmental health inspectors discovered eight dead mice.

dead.mouseThe discovery at One Stop in Ribbleton Avenue, Ribbleton, Preston, happened during a routine food hygiene inspection. An environmental health officer found eight dead mice under aisles in the shop, a bag of crisps that had been gnawed at and mouse droppings.

The shop was served with a hygiene emergency prohibition notice following the discovery last Monday which closed the shop with immediate effect.

When officers returned on Tuesday they were satisfied that work to clean the shop has been carried out and the shop was allowed to reopen.