Mice infestation closes popular Kalendar cafe in Highgate after council ‘health risk’ warning
PUBLISHED: 15:32 03 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:36 03 April 2013
A popular cafe that does brisk business in the spring and summer was closed over Easter weekend due to a rodent infestation.
Kalendar, in Swain’s Lane, Highgate, was shut by environment health officers from Camden Council, who decided that the mouse problem was a potential health risk.
According to a notice taped to the door, there was “extensive, widespread and uncontrolled mice activity” when inspectors visited last Tuesday.
Cllr Abdul Hai, cabinet member for community safety, said: “The council takes the health and wellbeing of residents and visitors to Camden extremely seriously and regularly takes action to protect consumers across the borough.
“As part of a routine food hygiene inspection at Kalendar, council environmental health officers believed the condition of the premises could be an imminent risk to health, and as a result issued a hygiene emergency prohibition notice in accordance with the food law code of practice.”
The restaurant remained closed as the Ham&High went to press today. No one at the premises was available for comment.
Cllr Hai added that the matter “may be subject to further action”.
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