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  • Larger fines for Pests

    From February 2016, under the Food Safety & Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, fines for commercial premises with a pest problem are now calculated considering a company's turnover, culpability and the potential harm, either actual or risk of harm.

    For large organisations with a turnover exceeding £50,000,000, fines can be from £100 - £3,000,000.  For small firms with a turnover less than £2,000,000 though fines can still be up to £120,000.

    There have been various cases in the past 18 months or so, where large fines have been imposed, for pest infestation issues. For example:

    Supermarket in Bromborough was fined £700,000 in August 2016.

    A supermarket in Park Royal was fined £664,000 in November 2016.

    Health food Retailer in Knightsbridge, fined £500,000 in February 2017.

    There are many others.

    See the example below of a pub fined for £100k, and also the sentencing council link - taking you to their site giving guidance for courts when imposing fines.

     

    Are you are seeing pests, e.g. mouse droppings, mice, cockroaches - and are struggling to gain control? If you are based in Essex, Kent or London - give MG Pest Control a call. We are very good at tackling even the longest lived pest issues, where many other pest control companies struggle.