A "widespread mice infestation" was discovered at an Asda bakery after a live mouse was found on a baking tray and droppings next to a cookie.
A court heard food was clearly put at direct risk at the store and the employees were aware of the problem for some time, the Liverpool Echo reports.
A MAJOR supermarket has been fined thousands after serving “mouldy pork pies” to customers.
Wm Morrison Supermarket Plc (WMSP) was fined for offering food which was unfit for consumption, poor temperature control of high-risk food and staff wearing dirty protective clothing during a hearing at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on May 25.
Las Iguanas has been fined £50,000 for breaching food safety standards at its Liverpool restaurant.
A case was brought against the chain’s city centre branch after a surprise inspection by Liverpool City Council’s environmental team in February last year.
A 71-year-old woman died after getting food poisoning from an incorrectly-prepared pub lunch, a court has heard.
Christine Morgan ordered a "pensioner's lunch" containing roast lamb at the Clock and Key pub in Trispen, Cornwall, on 11 August 2015. She became violently ill and died the next day.
The kitchen manager and the company that owns the the pub pleaded guilty to breaching food safety regulations and were fined at Truro Crown Court.
Diane Burrow, 56, from Crosstown near Bude, managed the kitchen at the pub and was fined £750.
Asda has been fined £300,000 after dead mice and flies were discovered in the aisles of a home delivery depot that distributes food to online shoppers across London and Essex.
The supermarket chain pleaded guilty to three breaches of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 after inspectors found the dead vermin alongside mouse droppings and pupae shells at its distribution centre in Enfield, north London.
Spilt foodstuffs, rotting coriander and gnawed cereal and sugar packets were also discovered. Asda, a subsidiary of the US retail giant Walmart, was also ordered to pay costs of £4,843.61 to Enfield council.