New World restaurant in London's Chinatown shut down after suspected mice infestation

18 July 2011 by
New World restaurant in London's Chinatown shut down after suspected mice infestation

Food hygiene inspectors have closed down popular Cantonese restaurant New World in London's Gerrard Square following a suspected mice infestation.

Inspectors from Westminster City Council visited the premises last Thursday and immediately took action to close the restaurant in London's Chinatown.

A notice placed in the window of the eaterie said it had been closed because of a "serious infestation of mice and poor maintenance of routine cleaning, resulting in a significant risk of food contamination".

A council spokesperson told Caterer and Hotelkeeper that a court hearing had been set for 10 August at which point a judge would decide whether the action by inspectors was justified and what, if any, remedial action will be required to reopen the restaurant.

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<span class="Á"noindexÁ"">By Neil Gerrard

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