Sheffield takeaway closed down

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A takeaway in Sheffield has been closed down because of mice infestation.

Chino’s on London Road, which serves pizzas, pasta, curries, kebabs, chicken and burgers, was served with a hygiene emergency prohibition order at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court following an application by Sheffield Council’s environmental health department.

Owner Balal Fazal, aged 30, did not object and the court heard he had ‘fully co-operated’ with environmental health officers, who will allow the takeaway to reopen once the mice are dealt with by a pest control company.

Sheffield Council also took Moor market trader Herald Grant to court yesterday after a food safety officer seized meat patties from his stall which are alleged to breach food hygiene requirements because of the way they were produced.

The council wanted a forfeiture order to be granted, but District Judge Naomi Redhouse adjourned the case to next week, after hearing Mr Grant received less than 24 hours’ notice of the court case.

Council solicitor Paul Barber pointed out the patties were ‘perishable goods’ and remarked it would have been cheaper for the food safety officer who seized the patties to have bought them to take them out of circulation, than for the council to bring the case to court twice. “I will tell him to buy the patties next time - it will be cheaper for the council,” he observed.

But Judge Redhouse told him: “When a court has made a decision, whether or not you agree, it’s not for an advocate to make comment about it.”