Sat. Apr 20th, 2024
alert-–-east-london-fishmonger-which-sparked-disgust-after-worker-repeatedly-threw-frozen-seafood-onto-the-pavement-in-viral-video-could-be-shut-after-hygiene-inspectionAlert – East London fishmonger which sparked disgust after worker repeatedly threw frozen seafood onto the pavement in viral video could be SHUT after hygiene inspection

The East London fishmonger which sparked disgust after a worker was caught on video repeatedly throwing frozen seafood onto the pavement outside the store could be shut, can reveal. 

An employee at the Moon Fish, located at Barking Market on East Street, was filmed throwing frozen fish onto the floor, in what appeared to be an attempt to break it up. 

The now understands that the shop could be closed down permanently if they repeatedly flout legal hygiene requirements. 

Barking and Dagenham Borough Council said their food hygiene team would visit the shop  as a matter of urgency for an inspection yesterday.

The East London fishmongers that was caught throwing frozen seafood onto pavement could be shutdown after a hygiene inspection

Under the Food Standards Agency regulations all businesses are expected to develop, implement and maintain food safety management systems based on the Codex HACCP principles.

If a businesses fails to meet these standards then regulating bodies can step in to protect the public.  

The Council said in a statement: ‘We are aware of a video circulating on social media appearing to show a local business engaging in unhygienic food practices. 

‘We took action immediately and our Food Hygiene Team have been in contact with the business and investigated the matter.

‘Following an inspection, the business owner has been instructed to comply with several legal requirements, most of which need to be in place immediately. We are considering further action.’

A shocked observer filmed the staff member throwing the seafood on to the dirty pavement outside the back entrance to Moon Fish – located at Barking Market on East Street

The council said it was investigating the matter and its hygiene team would visit the shop yesterday

After the video was posted on YouTube, TikTok and X (formerly Twitter) social media users reacted in horror.

One user commented: ‘Why not just run it under a tap and soak it? Vile. It makes you not want to buy anything.’

Another asked: ‘Did he think no one was going to see him dashing fish on the curb [sic]?’

Meanwhile, some social media users joked about the video, with one saying: ‘Doesn’t look like a place you should be buying fish from.’

Others commented on the video with puns, with one saying, ‘This is barking mad’, while another quipped: ‘When I said I want it battered I didn’t mean like that.’

Moon Fish could not be reached for comment.