Cockroaches found in High Wycombe pizza takeaway's kitchen

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A TAKEAWAY was closed down for a week after health inspectors found cockroaches in its kitchens.

Environmental Health officers from Wycombe District Council made the grim discovery during a routine inspection of Bucks Pizza in Castle Street on June 4.

Magistrates issued an Emergency Prohibition Order after an application from the council, which forced the takeaway to close until the pests were gone.

Bucks Pizza was re-opened on Monday, June 16, after inspectors were satisfied the immediate health risks had been addressed.

But the council warned in a statement: "We will be closely monitoring this business and will be inspecting them again in the near future."

Court records state: "There is no evidence that any effective pest control measures are in place and nothing is being done to prevent cockroaches accessing food areas or to control or eliminate cockroaches in food areas.

"There are accumulations of food debris throughout the premises that are providing harbourage for cockroaches."

Inspectors visited the takeaway on an unrelated matter after it emerged Bucks Pizza had not been correctly registered as a food business.

Its re-opening last week was conditional on the takeaway being registered with the council.

At the moment Bucks Pizza has not been given a hygiene rating by the Food Standards Agency, but it will be given one following an inspection in the near future.

The Bucks Free Press approached Bucks Pizza to ask the manager for a comment but nobody has so far responded to our calls.

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12:46pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

Mmmm meat feast, bet it tastes like crunchy chicken.
Mmmm meat feast, bet it tastes like crunchy chicken. Mr Totterdge Hill
  • Score: 8

2:52pm Thu 26 Jun 14

s6blr says...

Is that a ROACH in your Pizza or you just glad to see me?

A roach is a roach of course of course unless it's in your pizza of course!

When delivered, does your pizza run around in circles when exposed to light?
Is that a ROACH in your Pizza or you just glad to see me? A roach is a roach of course of course unless it's in your pizza of course! When delivered, does your pizza run around in circles when exposed to light? s6blr
  • Score: 5

3:34pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Scarletto says...

Not funny...serious risks and thanks for once to the council!

How many more like this in the area?
Not funny...serious risks and thanks for once to the council! How many more like this in the area? Scarletto
  • Score: 32

8:49am Fri 27 Jun 14

geoffW says...

Not properly registered? A deliberate attempt to avoid visits from Environmental Health? Maybe.

No talk of fines or permanent closure.

You can't tell me that having cockroaches and "accumulations of food debris throughout the premises" will have gone unnoticed by owners and staff. The poor hygiene and failure to clean properly is therefore a deliberate act.

The people who run places like this are obviously unsuitable. Close them down - end of.
Not properly registered? A deliberate attempt to avoid visits from Environmental Health? Maybe. No talk of fines or permanent closure. You can't tell me that having cockroaches and "accumulations of food debris throughout the premises" will have gone unnoticed by owners and staff. The poor hygiene and failure to clean properly is therefore a deliberate act. The people who run places like this are obviously unsuitable. Close them down - end of. geoffW
  • Score: 25

12:00pm Fri 27 Jun 14

big don g the 1st says...

geoffW wrote:
Not properly registered? A deliberate attempt to avoid visits from Environmental Health? Maybe.

No talk of fines or permanent closure.

You can't tell me that having cockroaches and "accumulations of food debris throughout the premises" will have gone unnoticed by owners and staff. The poor hygiene and failure to clean properly is therefore a deliberate act.

The people who run places like this are obviously unsuitable. Close them down - end of.
It will close down soon enough when nobody buys anything cos of the cockroaches.

I was going to try it as I saw a good deal advertised but will never eat there now (and I imagine the same would apply to anybody who has seen this story).

On a side note, how come so many takeaway staff handle cash and then touch food? Also, what do kebab van workers do when they need a number 1 or 2?
[quote][p][bold]geoffW[/bold] wrote: Not properly registered? A deliberate attempt to avoid visits from Environmental Health? Maybe. No talk of fines or permanent closure. You can't tell me that having cockroaches and "accumulations of food debris throughout the premises" will have gone unnoticed by owners and staff. The poor hygiene and failure to clean properly is therefore a deliberate act. The people who run places like this are obviously unsuitable. Close them down - end of.[/p][/quote]It will close down soon enough when nobody buys anything cos of the cockroaches. I was going to try it as I saw a good deal advertised but will never eat there now (and I imagine the same would apply to anybody who has seen this story). On a side note, how come so many takeaway staff handle cash and then touch food? Also, what do kebab van workers do when they need a number 1 or 2? big don g the 1st
  • Score: 16

12:46pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Lisa231 says...

I go to this shop all the time and if you been to this shop you will notice that is very small shop and you can see the whole shop if you standing on the counter and i have never seen any debris any where. It is open shop and they don't have any back area and they make everything front of the customers. Council found two roaches under the counter where customers waiting area is and close this shop down as they class this is kitchen area because they don't have any back area. So I think it is slightly unfair to comments on if you never been there.
I go to this shop all the time and if you been to this shop you will notice that is very small shop and you can see the whole shop if you standing on the counter and i have never seen any debris any where. It is open shop and they don't have any back area and they make everything front of the customers. Council found two roaches under the counter where customers waiting area is and close this shop down as they class this is kitchen area because they don't have any back area. So I think it is slightly unfair to comments on if you never been there. Lisa231
  • Score: -29

6:33pm Fri 27 Jun 14

shisha says...

Lisa231 wrote:
I go to this shop all the time and if you been to this shop you will notice that is very small shop and you can see the whole shop if you standing on the counter and i have never seen any debris any where. It is open shop and they don't have any back area and they make everything front of the customers. Council found two roaches under the counter where customers waiting area is and close this shop down as they class this is kitchen area because they don't have any back area. So I think it is slightly unfair to comments on if you never been there.
I assume due to the very poor use of English furthered by your zeal to justify the premises that you are the owner, if not affiliated. No one who reads this article will purchase from this shop. Frankly it is disgusting and it cannot be justified as there was accumulations of food debris as well as the cockroaches. Even if they get a high food safety rating ( which is unlikely) I won't be ordering from them.
[quote][p][bold]Lisa231[/bold] wrote: I go to this shop all the time and if you been to this shop you will notice that is very small shop and you can see the whole shop if you standing on the counter and i have never seen any debris any where. It is open shop and they don't have any back area and they make everything front of the customers. Council found two roaches under the counter where customers waiting area is and close this shop down as they class this is kitchen area because they don't have any back area. So I think it is slightly unfair to comments on if you never been there.[/p][/quote]I assume due to the very poor use of English furthered by your zeal to justify the premises that you are the owner, if not affiliated. No one who reads this article will purchase from this shop. Frankly it is disgusting and it cannot be justified as there was accumulations of food debris as well as the cockroaches. Even if they get a high food safety rating ( which is unlikely) I won't be ordering from them. shisha
  • Score: 23

9:13am Sun 29 Jun 14

Gaulnut says...

shisha wrote:
Lisa231 wrote:
I go to this shop all the time and if you been to this shop you will notice that is very small shop and you can see the whole shop if you standing on the counter and i have never seen any debris any where. It is open shop and they don't have any back area and they make everything front of the customers. Council found two roaches under the counter where customers waiting area is and close this shop down as they class this is kitchen area because they don't have any back area. So I think it is slightly unfair to comments on if you never been there.
I assume due to the very poor use of English furthered by your zeal to justify the premises that you are the owner, if not affiliated. No one who reads this article will purchase from this shop. Frankly it is disgusting and it cannot be justified as there was accumulations of food debris as well as the cockroaches. Even if they get a high food safety rating ( which is unlikely) I won't be ordering from them.
My thoughts exactly.
[quote][p][bold]shisha[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lisa231[/bold] wrote: I go to this shop all the time and if you been to this shop you will notice that is very small shop and you can see the whole shop if you standing on the counter and i have never seen any debris any where. It is open shop and they don't have any back area and they make everything front of the customers. Council found two roaches under the counter where customers waiting area is and close this shop down as they class this is kitchen area because they don't have any back area. So I think it is slightly unfair to comments on if you never been there.[/p][/quote]I assume due to the very poor use of English furthered by your zeal to justify the premises that you are the owner, if not affiliated. No one who reads this article will purchase from this shop. Frankly it is disgusting and it cannot be justified as there was accumulations of food debris as well as the cockroaches. Even if they get a high food safety rating ( which is unlikely) I won't be ordering from them.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. Gaulnut
  • Score: 14

9:56pm Sun 29 Jun 14

J B Blackett says...

Lisa231 wrote:
I go to this shop all the time and if you been to this shop you will notice that is very small shop and you can see the whole shop if you standing on the counter and i have never seen any debris any where. It is open shop and they don't have any back area and they make everything front of the customers. Council found two roaches under the counter where customers waiting area is and close this shop down as they class this is kitchen area because they don't have any back area. So I think it is slightly unfair to comments on if you never been there.
Please do not stand on the counter. The hygiene inspectors do not like that at all. Thank you
[quote][p][bold]Lisa231[/bold] wrote: I go to this shop all the time and if you been to this shop you will notice that is very small shop and you can see the whole shop if you standing on the counter and i have never seen any debris any where. It is open shop and they don't have any back area and they make everything front of the customers. Council found two roaches under the counter where customers waiting area is and close this shop down as they class this is kitchen area because they don't have any back area. So I think it is slightly unfair to comments on if you never been there.[/p][/quote]Please do not stand on the counter. The hygiene inspectors do not like that at all. Thank you J B Blackett
  • Score: 18

8:44am Mon 30 Jun 14

Mr.Imy says...

Went there once, pizza was terrible along with the wings and garlic bread. A man ordered a deep man pizza and went to park his car before collecting the pizza, when he came back they made him a thin crust pizza, the guy was annoyed to put it mildly and was asking why they made it thin crust. The guy on the counter said it was the same thing anyway and there wasn't a difference. Me standing there waiting for my food was shocked to say the least, even more shocked once I tried the food, eurgh.
Went there once, pizza was terrible along with the wings and garlic bread. A man ordered a deep man pizza and went to park his car before collecting the pizza, when he came back they made him a thin crust pizza, the guy was annoyed to put it mildly and was asking why they made it thin crust. The guy on the counter said it was the same thing anyway and there wasn't a difference. Me standing there waiting for my food was shocked to say the least, even more shocked once I tried the food, eurgh. Mr.Imy
  • Score: 11

10:46am Mon 30 Jun 14

s6blr says...

Lisa231 wrote:
I go to this shop all the time and if you been to this shop you will notice that is very small shop and you can see the whole shop if you standing on the counter and i have never seen any debris any where. It is open shop and they don't have any back area and they make everything front of the customers. Council found two roaches under the counter where customers waiting area is and close this shop down as they class this is kitchen area because they don't have any back area. So I think it is slightly unfair to comments on if you never been there.
Lisa231, are you the person who works the front counter? From your post it appears you're an employee and if you are, you're not doing this place any favours.

We will never eat there seeing this article!!!
[quote][p][bold]Lisa231[/bold] wrote: I go to this shop all the time and if you been to this shop you will notice that is very small shop and you can see the whole shop if you standing on the counter and i have never seen any debris any where. It is open shop and they don't have any back area and they make everything front of the customers. Council found two roaches under the counter where customers waiting area is and close this shop down as they class this is kitchen area because they don't have any back area. So I think it is slightly unfair to comments on if you never been there.[/p][/quote]Lisa231, are you the person who works the front counter? From your post it appears you're an employee and if you are, you're not doing this place any favours. We will never eat there seeing this article!!! s6blr
  • Score: 10

11:34am Mon 30 Jun 14

Do us all a favour & get a job says...

shisha wrote:
Lisa231 wrote:
I go to this shop all the time and if you been to this shop you will notice that is very small shop and you can see the whole shop if you standing on the counter and i have never seen any debris any where. It is open shop and they don't have any back area and they make everything front of the customers. Council found two roaches under the counter where customers waiting area is and close this shop down as they class this is kitchen area because they don't have any back area. So I think it is slightly unfair to comments on if you never been there.
I assume due to the very poor use of English furthered by your zeal to justify the premises that you are the owner, if not affiliated. No one who reads this article will purchase from this shop. Frankly it is disgusting and it cannot be justified as there was accumulations of food debris as well as the cockroaches. Even if they get a high food safety rating ( which is unlikely) I won't be ordering from them.
From your quote it seems that you are an unemployed English teacher. I strongly suggest that you stop making useless comments and get a life. Judging by your intellect demonstrated so far I would say that you will now make a comment suggesting that I am connected to the owner of the shop also.

Take some friendly advice Mr Keyboard Warrior - give up teaching English and apply for a job as a cockroach inspector and you might even surprise yourself you foolish cockroach!
[quote][p][bold]shisha[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lisa231[/bold] wrote: I go to this shop all the time and if you been to this shop you will notice that is very small shop and you can see the whole shop if you standing on the counter and i have never seen any debris any where. It is open shop and they don't have any back area and they make everything front of the customers. Council found two roaches under the counter where customers waiting area is and close this shop down as they class this is kitchen area because they don't have any back area. So I think it is slightly unfair to comments on if you never been there.[/p][/quote]I assume due to the very poor use of English furthered by your zeal to justify the premises that you are the owner, if not affiliated. No one who reads this article will purchase from this shop. Frankly it is disgusting and it cannot be justified as there was accumulations of food debris as well as the cockroaches. Even if they get a high food safety rating ( which is unlikely) I won't be ordering from them.[/p][/quote]From your quote it seems that you are an unemployed English teacher. I strongly suggest that you stop making useless comments and get a life. Judging by your intellect demonstrated so far I would say that you will now make a comment suggesting that I am connected to the owner of the shop also. Take some friendly advice Mr Keyboard Warrior - give up teaching English and apply for a job as a cockroach inspector and you might even surprise yourself you foolish cockroach! Do us all a favour & get a job
  • Score: -8

12:31pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Moonpanda says...

This is the reason I stay away from most take away foods.

When you see a cheap looking store presentation, it usually tells you the type of business it is right away. If they can't even look smart why would you imagine they run the food part of their business any better?

I usually wonder how any of these places survive as you'd have to not care about your foods hygiene to use them. What kind of degenerates shop at these places anyway.
This is the reason I stay away from most take away foods. When you see a cheap looking store presentation, it usually tells you the type of business it is right away. If they can't even look smart why would you imagine they run the food part of their business any better? I usually wonder how any of these places survive as you'd have to not care about your foods hygiene to use them. What kind of degenerates shop at these places anyway. Moonpanda
  • Score: 9

11:49pm Mon 30 Jun 14

bayriver says...

Another pizza takeaway in high wycombe had maggots crawling in old paint pots that were stacked in the kitchen area. !!!!!! And that was only a couple of months ago !! Too many of these cheap hovels selling crap food. Why do we need so many of these places around our town.
Another pizza takeaway in high wycombe had maggots crawling in old paint pots that were stacked in the kitchen area. !!!!!! And that was only a couple of months ago !! Too many of these cheap hovels selling crap food. Why do we need so many of these places around our town. bayriver
  • Score: 10

10:30am Tue 1 Jul 14

Tom Fallery says...

I made the mistake of eating here recently after I had seen the deal advertised with garlic bread and chicken wing. The wing wasn't cooked properly and was bloody towards the bone. Garlic bead was dry and disgusting and the pizza some of the worst I had tasted. I wasn't at all surprised when I saw it had been closed down. I think I will stick to Dominoes as they seem to know how to clean a kitchen. Our office junior was eating at this place once a week. I feel for him. The lure of cheap pizza was just too much for the poor lad.
I made the mistake of eating here recently after I had seen the deal advertised with garlic bread and chicken wing. The wing wasn't cooked properly and was bloody towards the bone. Garlic bead was dry and disgusting and the pizza some of the worst I had tasted. I wasn't at all surprised when I saw it had been closed down. I think I will stick to Dominoes as they seem to know how to clean a kitchen. Our office junior was eating at this place once a week. I feel for him. The lure of cheap pizza was just too much for the poor lad. Tom Fallery
  • Score: 10

2:35pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Free money for all says...

Why insult take out places? If it's not your cup of tea then don't go there.


I have had loads of pizzas and the ones from hear are very delicious.
Why insult take out places? If it's not your cup of tea then don't go there. I have had loads of pizzas and the ones from hear are very delicious. Free money for all
  • Score: -7

3:14pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Moonpanda says...

I hope your enjoyed the cockroach feces as well that you got with you pizza from hear. Did it add a good flavour?

What is your username meant to mean? Are you some kind of scammer?
I hope your enjoyed the cockroach feces as well that you got with you pizza from hear. Did it add a good flavour? What is your username meant to mean? Are you some kind of scammer? Moonpanda
  • Score: 5

8:17pm Tue 1 Jul 14

bayriver says...

true some take out places are delicious just not these cheap crappy ones that are owned and ran by idiots, who are most probably just laundering money anyway..........
true some take out places are delicious just not these cheap crappy ones that are owned and ran by idiots, who are most probably just laundering money anyway.......... bayriver
  • Score: 7

12:00am Wed 2 Jul 14

Moonpanda says...

In the past i've overheard restaurant staff talking to each other about how they would urinate in the serving bowls.

Like i've already said it's always much safer to make your own food at home.
In the past i've overheard restaurant staff talking to each other about how they would urinate in the serving bowls. Like i've already said it's always much safer to make your own food at home. Moonpanda
  • Score: 6

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