Waltham Forest Echo

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Leyton chicken shop shut down after mouse nest found in kitchen

The owner requested a hygiene inspection in the hopes of improving its rating

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A mouse nest was found in the motor compartment of a fridge (credit: WF Council)
By Victoria Munro 22 July 2022

A chicken shop in Leyton was shut down last month after hygiene inspectors found a "mouse nest" in the motor compartment of a fridge.A chicken shop in Leyton was shut down last month after hygiene inspectors found a "mouse nest" in the motor compartment of a fridge.

Pranzos Piri Piri in High Road, Leyton, was ordered to close immediately after the inspection on 28th June, which the owner requested himself. Pranzos Piri Piri in High Road, Leyton, was ordered to close immediately after the inspection on 28th June, which the owner requested himself.

The business - operated by Tecnodeals Limited, which is registered to Muhammad Raheem of Ilford - was hoping to improve on a food hygiene rating of 1 it received in February.The business - operated by Tecnodeals Limited, which is registered to Muhammad Raheem of Ilford - was hoping to improve on a food hygiene rating of 1 it received in February.

However, along with the mouse nest, hygiene inspectors from Waltham Forest Council found "extensive" dirt and grease on the kitchen floors and walls. However, along with the mouse nest, hygiene inspectors from Waltham Forest Council found "extensive" dirt and grease on the kitchen floors and walls.

(Credit: WF Council)(Credit: WF Council)

On 5th July, Thames Magistrates' Court ordered the owner to pay a total of £1,589 in fines and court costs.On 5th July, Thames Magistrates' Court ordered the owner to pay a total of £1,589 in fines and court costs.

Cllr Khevyn Limbajee, cabinet member for community safety, said: “While we are always vigilant in monitoring hotspots, given the extent of the health and safety breaches at Pranzos, it’s shocking that Mr. Raheem was confident enough to actively request an inspection.Cllr Khevyn Limbajee, cabinet member for community safety, said: “While we are always vigilant in monitoring hotspots, given the extent of the health and safety breaches at Pranzos, it’s shocking that Mr. Raheem was confident enough to actively request an inspection.

“I am pleased to see that Environmental Health Officers made such a swift intervention in shutting it down, and that Thames Magistrates Court agreed for it to remain closed until the risk to public health and safety is removed.”“I am pleased to see that Environmental Health Officers made such a swift intervention in shutting it down, and that Thames Magistrates Court agreed for it to remain closed until the risk to public health and safety is removed.”