The “shocking and sickening” conditions at a Leyton takeaway

Hygiene inspectors uncovered “shocking and sickening” conditions at a Leyton takeaway last week, including rat droppings in food containers.

Mouldy food and rat droppings: The “shocking and sickening” conditions at a Leyton takeaway

Hygiene inspectors uncovered “shocking and sickening” conditions at a Leyton takeaway last week, including rat droppings in food containers.

New Curry Queen
New Curry Queen in Leyton High Road. Credit: .

New Curry Queen at 466 High Road, an Indian takeaway which also offers fried chicken, kebabs and pizzas, was described as “filthy, with poor standards of hygiene” and shut down.

Rat droppings underneath equipment, on floors and in food containers were discovered, as well as mouldy food in fridges.

Rat droppings found in the takeaway restaurant.
Rat droppings found in the takeaway restaurant. Credit: .

The restaurant was forced to close and on March 3 after the council obtained a hygiene emergency prohibition order from Stratford Magistrates’ Court.

Filthy conditions uncovered by council inspectors.
Filthy conditions uncovered by council inspectors. Credit: .

The restaurant was forced to close and on March 3 after the council obtained a hygiene emergency prohibition order from Stratford Magistrates’ Court.

Yesterday afternoon building work was seen to be taking place in the restaurant, which was closed.

Staff could not be contacted for comment.

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