Tag Archives: pest control

Bad press from kitchen hygiene case ‘cost Las Iguanas £500k’

Bad press from kitchen hygiene case ‘cost Las Iguanas £500k’

Las Iguanas claims it suffered £500,000 in lost business as a result of negative publicity that followed a damning hygiene report into a branch that it operates in Liverpool.  Live cockroaches and mouse droppings were found in the kitchen of its branch in the city last year. A court today heard that the mouse droppings were discovered under racks containing

Records key in restaurant hygiene ratings battle

Food businesses are being urged to ensure their pest control records stand up to the test after a report published by commercial insurer NFU Mutual last week revealed how improving hygiene strategy can lead to better ratings. Pest experts insist proper reporting procedures can be crucial when it comes to inspectors’ assessments. Dee Ward-Thompson, of

Jail warning for operators that dodge kitchen pest problems

Plans to impose tougher penalties on food businesses infested with pests must be strictly enforced, a national trade body with expertise in this subject has argued. Any company found guilty of hygiene offences could now face much bigger fines or even jail terms following the introduction of new sentencing guidelines which came into force this