It was not at all expected from Poundland store, as it was found that it has put back mice bitten biscuits on its shelves. Not only biscuits, but other food products, which should have found a place in dustbin were placed on shelves for sale.
Customers registered complaint to food inspectors, and it was shocking for inspectors to know that such an act has been performed by the store. During investigations, it was revealed that the affected food products were having urine and droppings of mice. In some products, there was teeth mark as well.
The store manager has agreed to the wrong doing and resultant of it, they have been fined £24,000. Prosecutor David McNeill said that while he was investigating the entire store, he found a dead mouse in one of the food storage area.
This made him sure that the place has not been cleaned for many days, which has led mice to creep in. "Food that had been gnawed by mice, instead of being disposed of, was re-sealed with cello tape by staff and put back on sale”, said McNeill.
One of the contractors of the store said that they asked the store manger to clean the place, but the recent revelation has revealed that the suggestion has not been implemented.