Food Safety Fines

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Adelaide Restaurant Fined After Roach & Rodent Infestation

The Imperial Peking in the Adelaide suburb of St Peters was fined more than $100,000 recently for breaching food hygiene standards. The Chinese restaurant’s parent company, Mustwin Investments, pled guilty to 31 counts of breaching food safety standards. Uncovered Poultry, Pest Infestations, Droppings and More The infringements included failure to protect food from contamination, failure …

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Canberra Food Businesses Ignoring Safety Standards

Many Canberra food businesses seem to have little concern for food safety standards; with more than twice the number of improvement notices issued in the last half of 2013 as there were at the end of 2012. Significant Problems in Many Restaurants Some of these 163 notices were for minor infringements, but the local chief …

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Tasmania Proposes New Food Safe Regulations for Backyard Chicken Breeders

Tasmania’s Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment proposes new food safe regulations which would affect the state’s many backyard chicken breeders. The government body wants to improve the accountability of anyone selling eggs in the state, no matter what the size of their flocks. Preventing Contaminated Eggs From Entering the Market Egg sellers …

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Changes to Food Safety Supervisor Laws Benefit Businesses

From January 3, New South Wales food businesses are no longer required to notify the NSW Food Authority or their local council of the details of their food safety supervisor. The change looks to streamline workplace practices for businesses in the food industry. However, the state authority urges these businesses that they must still train …

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SA Health Authority Pushes for Food Safety Transparency

South Australia’s Eastern Health Authority is campaigning for food premises that are fined or closed for food safety breaches to be publicly named and shamed. Michael Livori, the authority’s chief executive, said it’s in the interest of local consumers to have the details of Food Act infringements published in a public register. “We would love …

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Fonterra Manager Steps Down after Dairy Contamination Scare

Gary Romano has resigned as the managing director of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra following a recent contamination scare at the company’s Hautapu plant. Two unnamed senior managers have also been placed on leave for their role in the food safety breach. Contamination An unsanitary pipe contaminated five batches of the company’s whey protein concentrate. …

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South Australian Smallgoods Firm Fined for Hygiene Breaches

South Australian smallgoods company Conroy’s was recently fined $8,000 for four breaches of hygiene standards. The family-owned firm pleaded guilty at Adelaide Magistrates Court to the infringements at its Bowden factory. The Breaches The smallgoods maker was found guilty of storing meat in a grease-contaminated chill room, keeping a soiled pallet in a meat storage …

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Woolworths Caught Selling Out of Date Food in Adelaide

Generally, when a major supermarket gets caught doing something not so safe with foods, they are going to face serious penalties. However, the fine placed on Woolworths recently by a magistrate court in Adelaide was surprisingly light. Recently, Woolworths was cited for selling foods that were well past their use-by dates. Two different incidents were …

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The Name and Shame Register Starts to Show Success

The New South Wales Food Authority created the Name and Shame Register several years ago as a method of deterring companies from food safety violations. According to recent information, this register received more than one million hits to the online site in the past year alone. Overall, since the company began the list it has …

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Lamb Substitutions Leads to a Conviction

An abattoir located on the coast of NSW is facing fines after a conviction determined by their choice to substitute for lamb in several of their food products. This company, Tolsat PTY, LTD was part of a larger investigation that lasted from 2007 to 2008, of numerous food companies and their claimed lamb meat. The …

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