Pizza Delivery Firm FINED After Failing to Contain Cockroach Infestation

Pizza Delivery Firm FINED After Failing to Contain Cockroach Infestation

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A pizza delivery firm has paid around $17,000 in fines after it failed to deal with a cockroach infestation.

According to British newspaper The Daily Mirror, Exultant Pizza, trading as Pizza Hut Delivery in Cambridge, acknowledged the charges.

Hygiene officers from Cambridge City Council found evidence of live and dead cockroaches upon visiting the premises.

Pictures shared by the council show dead cockroaches on a sticky trap on the floor.

There are also live cockroaches on a door frame within the pizza delivery building.

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They eventually shut the facility to avoid the spread of illness through food contamination.

After further inspections, authorities allowed the branch to reopen.

However, the company has now been fined at around $17,000, including legal costs and victim surcharges.

The council confirmed it had pressed charges, resulting in a hearing at Huntingdon Magistrates Court.

“Public health should be a top priority for all food businesses in Cambridge and we expect them to maintain high standards,” Councilor Rosy Moore said.

The public official noted that they will not hesitate to take action when they find poor standards of food safety.

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