Burger King near Paddington station shut down due to ‘rat infestation’

The Burger King branch at Paddington Station has been closed due to a rat infestation

The Burger King branch at Paddington Station has been closed due to a rat infestation

A Burger King outlet near one of London’s busiest stations has been shut down after health inspectors discovered a rat infestation.

The fast-food giant’s branch at 27 London Street, near Paddington Station, was forced to close after environmental health officers visited last week.

A hygiene emergency prohibition notice stuck on the window of the restaurant by Westminster council warned customers that “a serious rat infestation” and “dirty conditions” had been found at the premises.

Inspectors said both the presence of rodents and the uncleanliness of the fast food joint posed “a significant risk of food contamination”.

Drainage problems and poor structural repair were also found during the inspection on February 18.

A hygiene emergency prohibition notice at Burger King in Paddington Station

A hygiene emergency prohibition notice at Burger King in Paddington Station

A Westminster City Council spokesperson said: “Environmental health officers served a notice on a branch of Burger King at 27 London Street, Paddington, on February 18 as there was a significant risk of food contamination.

“Issues included a serious infestation of rats, dirty conditions, drainage defects and poor structural repair.

“The Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice will remain in place until we are satisfied that there is no longer a risk to public health.

“Westminster City Council is working with the food business operator Adil Catering Limited to address the problems that exist.”

 

 

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