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Tower Hamlets, London Borough of (London): Mini Market fined for cockroach infestation

News   •   Oct 13, 2010 12:43 BST

The owner of a mini market in Poplar was fined more than £2,500 after Tower Hamlets Council discovered a serious cockroach infestation.

Ibrahim Ali, the owner of TSA Exotic Trade Centre Limited at 231 East India Dock Road pleaded guilty to five food hygiene offences on Friday 8 October at Thames Magistrates’ Court. He was fined £250 for each offence and forced to pay £1,250 in costs.

The infestation was discovered by the council’s Environmental Health Officers during a routine visit on 13 August 2009. The officers found a large number of cockroaches, cockroach eggs and droppings around the premises. The infestation was particularly bad in the butchery area around a display fridge containing uncovered raw meat.

If you have any concerns about food premises in the Borough the Environmental Health Commercial Team are available by calling 0207 364 5008 or can e-mailed


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