An Indian restaurant in Warsop has been ordered to pay almost £4,000 after poor hygiene and a severe rodent infestation led Mansfield District Council to temporarily close the business.
Mr Abu Rumel, of Bengal Cottage, appeared at Mansfield Magistrates' Court yesterday. He admitted breaching six hygiene offences relating to poor cleaning, pest control and poor food hygiene management.
Officers from the Council's Environmental Health department visited Bengal Cottage in September. They found a mouse infestation in the dining area, kitchen and food preparation surfaces.
Agriculture minister David Heath told the Commons the Food Standards Agency checks all meat to ensure it is fit for human consumption, following claims by Wakefield MP, Mary Creagh that carcinogens may have made their way into the food chain through contaminated horse meat.
Where positive results of phenylbutazone are found the FSA investigates and takes follow-up action to trace the meat.
A drug with the potential to cause cancer in humans might have entered the food chain through horse meat slaughtered in UK abattoirs, Labour has claimed.
Shadow environment secretary and Wakefield MP Mary Creagh told the Commons she had evidence that "several" horses slaughtered in the UK last year tested positive for the carcinogen phenylbutazone.
It's after a Dalepak factory in North Yorkshire was implicated in the horse meat in beefburgers scandal last week. Bosses at the ABP foods plant in Leeming bar insisted only a trace amount was found in their products.
Tim Smith, group technical director of Tesco has apologised to customers after beef burgers sold at the supermarket were found to contain horse meat.
He said that there is no way to know until investigations have been completed how this could have happened. He added "there are only two ways that this could happen, one of them involves illegality by suppliers or the suppliers of those suppliers or gross negligence."
Making healthier, balanced meals on a budget can be a challenge for families. This new Change4Life campaign offers families free healthy recipes and money off those much needed cupboard essentials to encourage everyone to try healthy alternatives.
Thanks to the continuing success of Change4Life, a million mums have changed their behaviour.
But England has one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe with over 60 percent of adults and a third of 10 and 11 year olds overweight or obese.
The MP for Wakefield has warned the country faces a "hidden hunger" epidemic as hard-pressed families struggle to meet rising food bills.
Shadow Environment Secretary Mary Creagh said thousands of people were relying on charities and food banks to ensure they had three square meals a day.
Speaking to the Labour Party conference in Manchester, she blamed the Government for "making the wrong political and economic choices".
We are the seventh richest nation in the world yet we face an epidemic of hidden hunger, particularly in children.
– Mary Creagh MP, Shadow Environment Secretary
The Government already provides a safety net for essentials like food and housing through the benefits system and our welfare reforms will transform the lives of some of the poorest families in society by making work pay and lifting thousands out of poverty.