Infestation shuts Edinburgh chip shop
An Edinburgh chip shop has been closed down after health inspectors determined that it was posing an “imminent risk” to the public.
The Clifton Fish Bar fell foul of health regulations for the second time in three years this week, after a check from inspectors found that it was “infested” with rats and mice. Owner Carlo Corolla was fined £1,200 in 2009 after officials found a dead mouse.
The inspectors visited the shop again this week, after receiving an anonymous report of “poor standards of hygiene”. They reported that signs of insect and rodent infestations were clearly evident and that there was poor maintenance, contaminated crockery and a lack of cleaning.
The inspectors posted a note to the front of the closed restaurant stating that they had found hide beetles and larvae on the floor and in food containers.
A spokeswoman for the council said, “Officers considered the conditions were a risk to public health and the premises had to immediately close. The matter will now be heard in the Sheriff Court.”
The premises will have to be revisited by inspectors and prove that sufficient measures have been taken to rectify the situation before it can reopen.