A store in Telford has been fined £6,000 after food was found contaminated with rat droppings and urine.
It comes after a member of the public reported the Poundland shop to the council after they spotted a mouse.
Environmental health inspectors visited the store in November last year and discovered an infestation in the store.
The Willenhall-based company admitted charges including failing to protect against contamination of food, having premises that were not clean and not having a procedure in place to control pests.
A further charge of selling unfit food was withdrawn.
The company was ordered to pay the fine with £10,425 costs at Telford Magistrates’ Court.