Crystal Palace are said to be confident that the hygiene rating of their kitchen at the club’s training ground can go back to being five-star after it was given a zero after inspectors said it had a “significant mouse problem” for “several months”.
The inspection took place in August but the report was released by Bromley Council after Kent Live requested for information.
The report said: “You have been given a food hygiene rating of 0.
“This is because the conditions found at the time of inspection were unacceptable. Personally, I am disappointed as you have failed to ensure the safety of the food you are producing and feeding your staff.
“It is clear that you haven’t managed the problem effectively and the activity has been ongoing for several months. You agreed to voluntarily close the kitchen for a few days to address this matter. Appropriate treatment methods must be used to eliminate these pests.”
A Palace spokesman said the problem had since been resolved: “We invested substantially in the training ground over the summer, upgrading facilities for our players and staff, and immediately took action to remedy the issues highlighted in the kitchen area following the works,” read a club statement.
“The remedial action was approved by the environmental health inspector and we are confident that our five-star rating at Beckenham will be restored when we are re-inspected, in line with our five-star rating for the kitchen facilities at Selhurst Park.”
Football fans gave an amusing reaction to the kitchen hygiene rating at Crystal Palace’s training ground getting zero stars and there being a mice infestation – check out those tweets on the next page.