Fast food shop in Thornton Heath closed after mice infestation

Flame Flavours

Flame Flavours

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A fried chicken shop has been forced to close after inspectors found evidence of mice infestation.

Flame Flavours, in Thornton Heath, was inspected by the council’s food safety team on February 11.

According to the Food Standards Agency it received a rating of one in its last inspection in 2012.

Officers found evidence of rodent infestation, poor cleaning, absence of cleaning materials and no record of safe practices.

A Croydon Council spokesman said: “An inspection on Tuesday, 11 February, left the council’s food safety team with no alternative than to order the immediate closure of Flames Flavours, Thornton Road, Thornton Heath.

“The premises remains closed pending a further inspection and officers being satisfied the infestation has been dealt with.”


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9:46am Wed 19 Feb 14

beatris7 says...

Why do people wait for the last minute and not hire a pest control team to eliminate the infestation? There are so many companies offering affordable pest removal services in Croydon and the surrounding areas..
Why do people wait for the last minute and not hire a pest control team to eliminate the infestation? There are so many companies offering affordable pest removal services in Croydon and the surrounding areas.. beatris7
  • Score: 1

1:36pm Wed 19 Feb 14

G_Whiz says...

beatris7 wrote:
Why do people wait for the last minute and not hire a pest control team to eliminate the infestation? There are so many companies offering affordable pest removal services in Croydon and the surrounding areas..
Because many people do not give a S*** about their customers!.There is hardly any punishment. And The authorities hardly ever check the premises!

This place will soon re-open and you can still bet that clean hands will not be a priority to the staff. And of course, some fools will still buy their food!

Anyone who abuses the trust of the customer in this way should never be able to serve food again!
[quote][p][bold]beatris7[/bold] wrote: Why do people wait for the last minute and not hire a pest control team to eliminate the infestation? There are so many companies offering affordable pest removal services in Croydon and the surrounding areas..[/p][/quote]Because many people do not give a S*** about their customers!.There is hardly any punishment. And The authorities hardly ever check the premises! This place will soon re-open and you can still bet that clean hands will not be a priority to the staff. And of course, some fools will still buy their food! Anyone who abuses the trust of the customer in this way should never be able to serve food again! G_Whiz
  • Score: 8

12:28pm Sat 22 Feb 14

buggsie says...

Folk who buy from those 'fast food' joints get what they deserve for their laziness.
Used to teach food Hygiene at a London College - seem to remember that if a site is closed the folk concerned will never be able to open a 'food' operation again.
Better idea would be to knock the whole row of shops down and build wider roads for transport.
Folk who buy from those 'fast food' joints get what they deserve for their laziness. Used to teach food Hygiene at a London College - seem to remember that if a site is closed the folk concerned will never be able to open a 'food' operation again. Better idea would be to knock the whole row of shops down and build wider roads for transport. buggsie
  • Score: 1

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