Curry house closed after poisoning health inspectors

Kayal restaurant

The Kayal curry house in Leicester has been temporarily closed and tests carried out, after four health inspectors on a night out fell ill with suspected food poisoning. The owner said it was the first time anything like this had happened at the restaurant.

But it's not the first time it has happened elsewhere.
The restaurant is undergoing tests, but the owner confirmed to the Mirror that the health inspectors and 15 other people had been unwell. They were contacted by other diners, who were offered a refund and a free meal as an apology.

The North-West Evening Mail highlighted that that the curry house has a great reputation, with five star ratings in the last three council inspectors, and had featured on the Hairy Bikers TV show and Paul Hollywood's bread series.


The owners will have to wait for the results of the tests to see what has happened. They told the Mail that they were unlucky that inspectors were there at the time. But they are not the first to have this spot of bad luck.

A couple of years ago a Christmas party for health inspectors in Lawrenceville, Illinois was soured somewhat by the cold diced ham in the salad bar. Of the 72 inspectors at the party, 42 came down with food poisoning, and the restaurant was closed down.

In 2011, the owner of a London sandwich bar was fined £15,500 after safety officers were served a cup of tea with a cockroach in it.

Other restaurants didn't poison the health inspectors, but still did an impressive job of turning their stomachs. In 2012 a restaurant owner from Tooting was forced to pay £20,000 in fines and costs after health inspectors visited and found a rat infestation. During the inspection the owner battered a rat to death in front of inspectors.

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Curry house closed after poisoning health inspectors

One of the most popular glitches, was a wine deal at Tesco back in November 2012, where a series of offers clashed, leaving a bottle of £9.99 wine selling for £1.50.

The 'three wines for £10' deal apparently clashed with a '25% off when you buy six or more bottles' deal. The 25% was accidentally taken off the original price rather than the reduced one, leaving the wine at rock bottom prices. Deal-hunters cleared the shelves around the country.

Perhaps the most popular glitch from Tesco came in June 2011, when instead of taking £4 off the cost of a £20 case of beer, the supermarket accidentally started selling the cases for £4. The ensuring rush was nicknamed the 'beer stampede'.

Sadly not every supermarket pricing glitch comes with such a happy ending for consumers. In March last year the bargain-hunters thought their luck was in, when Tesco accidentally priced the new iPad at just £44.99 instead of around £650. Sadly it spotted the mistake before shipping the goods. The small print on its website meant it could refuse to sell at this price, and refund their customers instead.

In September 2012, Asda was responsible for one of the most expensive glitches. The Asda Price Guarantee offered vouchers to customers who could have got their shopping cheaper elsewhere.

However, when certain trigger products were in the basket, the supermarket massively under-priced the shopping at other supermarkets, and offered huge vouchers to shoppers. In many instances the vouchers came to roughly the same as the cost of the shopping.

In April, a mistake on their website resulted in Tesco selling 8 packs of Bulmers cider 568ml bottles for £5 - rather than a six pack for £8.

Deal-hunters snapped up the deal online, and had varying degrees of success. Some had their order delivered in full, others had six delivered for £5 - and were able to negotiate their way to another two, while others were offered six for £5 or their money back.

October last year saw one of the most famous glitches, when Tesco Terry's Chocolate Oranges were subject to two deals at the same time, and the price dropped from £2.75 to 29p. There were plenty of people getting chocolate oranges last Christmas.

A buy-one-get-one-free deal went awry at Tesco in March. People putting four tubs of I can't Believe It's Not Butter or Oykos yogurt packs into the trolley were only being charged for one.

Soon the online deal-hunting community was in action, with one person bagging 50 tubs of butter and 22 pots of yogurt for £8.79 - a saving of £133.89.

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