Mice found in Murrayfield Stadium kitchen

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MURRAYFIELD Stadium was rapped by food hygiene inspectors after mice were discovered in its kitchens.

A catalogue of food safety breaches were found at the catering facilities for the ground’s hospitality suites, which host VIP clients and weddings.

They included dirty work surfaces, contamination risks, a lack of running water, and food being stored on the floor.

Mouse droppings were found on shelves where food is stored, in the plate warming cupboard and on cardboard boxes kept in the kitchens.

Inspectors also found a number of holes in the walls and floors of the stadium which would allow rodents to get into food preparation areas.

The damning report from the environmental team at the city council also revealed kitchen staff risked contaminating food by storing both raw and ready-to-eat cutlery in the wrong place and left paper towels out of their dispensers.

In the report, a food safety enforcement officer noted: “There were a number of mouse accessible holes in the floors and walls. Mouse droppings were found on the floor at the wall junctions, on low level shelves and in the plate warming cupboard.

A spokesman for Scottish Rugby declined to comment.