A takeaway in Dundee continued to operate despite having been overrun with vermin.
The Food Standards Agency in Scotland carried out an audit of Dundee Council’s environment department’s food safety service in January this year.
Among its findings was a case in which an unnamed eatery was infested with rodents.
Now, a leading city councillor is calling on the Scottish Parliament to introduce legislation to ensure this cannot happen again.
Inspectors visited two establishments during the audit and were accompanied by the council’s own food inspectors.
The report read: “In the case of the visit to the takeaway, it was established that the council officer had initially found the business to be in a very poor condition, with a major rodent infestation in place.”