Restaurants Ordered Closed Due To Rodent Droppings And Unhygienic Conditions
A single cockroach can put the reputation of a restaurant at risk. The problem is restaurant kitchens are like magnets that attract pests. The best solution is to hire pest control in Brisbane so that unwanted pests can be removed effectively from the premises using safe products and methods. Do not wait for a customer to spread a story that there are cockroaches in the restaurant.
In Ireland, 6 restaurants were ordered closed by Food Safety Authority last month after finding rodent droppings, rats, accumulated rubbish and lack of pest control system. The restaurants include The Old Punch Bowl in Dublin, Victoria Asian Cuisine in Monkstown, Cuppacity Coffee in Cobh, Cork, Xian Street Food in Galway and Taka Ra in Upper Dublin.
The kitchen and food storage area of Old Punch Bowl were ordered closed because of the large amount of rodent droppings that were found on the floor of the dry goods area that is adjacent to the kitchen. Foodstuffs were reportedly kept in this area. Rodent droppings were also noticed at the back of the upright and chest freezers in the kitchen.
The bars were not affected. According to a report, adequate measures have not been undertaken to control pests in the area. Rodent activity was found in the areas that have unclean and infected surfaces.
The satellite kitchen of Xian Street Food at 8 Quay Street was closed because large gaps at the doors were found. There were also gaps on the ventilation ducts and walls and floor junctions. Filled refuse bags were accumulated in an area upstairs that is close to the food preparation section. The inspectors considered this as potentially attractive conditions to rodents.
The most common issue found by inspectors is non-compliance to hygiene regulations and lack of pest control coupled with filthy conditions. The health of customers is put at risk when restaurants fail to comply.
Restaurants are compelled by laws to comply with hygiene requirements. Since restaurants know that pests are health hazards, they should hire pest control in Brisbane to deal with their pest problems. Another important thing to remember is cleanliness of kitchens so that pests will not be attracted to stay.