Scottish football clubs warned over stadium hygeine standards

SEVERAL Scottish football clubs have been told to make improvements to their stadium food kiosks following inspections by local environmental health officers this year.

Dundee were among the clubs told to make improvements. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Following inspections Dundee were warned to clear mouse droppings from snack stands and plug holes the rodents may use to gain access.

The Dens Park club were also told to make sure hot water was available to staff on matchdays, as were city rivals Dundee United - who were warned over cross-contamination due to a lack of handwashing by staff.

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Inverness were cautioned over the non-refrigeration of pies at the Caledonian Stadium while Hamilton were told to carry out a thorough disinfection of a New Douglas Park kitchn after “accumulations of dirt, grease and debris” were discovered by council officials.

The reports, which were obtained through freedom of information requests, concern sides in the top flight of Scottish football.

All issues were uncovered during inspections made by council officials in 2015.

Aberdeen were warned for similar infringements, with raw fruit salad incorrectly stored and food debris found on the floor of kitchens and kiosks at Pittodrie.

Motherwell were also warned about their gas safety procedure, after failing to produce a maintenance and inspection report for their equipment,

Leading the hygiene league table were Kilmarnock, St Johnstone and Ross County, all of whom passed inspection with no major concerns to report.