Perth’s worst food offenders for 2018

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MORE than a dozen WA venues were found in breach of the Food Act in 2018.

The worst offenders were fined for serving pet meat, being unclean and being riddled with pests.

February

Hokka Hokka Perth: Fined $35,000 for failing to maintain equipment and selling unsuitable food.

March 

Corean Food Corporation Cockburn: Fined $3000 for failing to ensure that food for the bin was kept separate so that it cannot be used for human consumption.

Yeo’s Oriental Store: Fined $20,000 for selling incorrectly labelled food.

April 

Good Fortune Roast Bayswater: Fined $50,000 for failing to have washing facilities clearly designated for the sole purpose of washing hands, arms and face, having non-compliant food transport, failing to take steps to prevent the likelihood of food being contaminated while being processed, having an unregistered food premises.

June

Origin Kebabs Rockingham: Fined $50,000 for failing to store potentially hazardous food under temperature control and not maintaining the business or equipment to a standard of cleanliness

Pasta Cup Cockburn: Fined $12,000 for failing to protect stored food from contamination, not maintaining the business or equipment to a standard of cleanliness, failing to maintain the food premises in a good state of repair.

Belmont Market: An individual fine of $4000 and a $5000 company fine for inadequate nutrition information and supplier contact details on various product labels and non-compliance with nutrition information panels on various product labels.

August 

Cafe Marica Gosnells: A company fine of $11,000 and an individual fine of $2000 for handling pet meat.

A spokesman for the business said the incident came down to a mistake due to a lack of understanding of English.

October

Zaika Indian Restaurant: Fined $4000 for failing to prevent stored food from contamination.

The owner said the “very bad situation” had since been resolved and she had been able to resume control over the restaurant.

Salad King: Fined $16,000 for uncleanliness, failing to store chicken correctly and not maintaining the business to a standard of cleanliness

A spokesman said they were unfairly targeted by the City of Perth.

November

Kent Street Deli Rockingham: Fined $20,000 for failing to store food to protect from contamination; failing to store potentially hazardous food under temperature control, failing to provide a way to dry hands near each hand washing facility and not maintaining the business or equipment to a standard of cleanliness

Co-owner Brooke Whitmore said they were upset and embarrassed by the whole experience.

Continental Cafe Lunch Bar Rivervale: Fined $17,000 for failing to store food to protect it from contamination, failing to store potentially hazardous food under temperature control and not maintaining the business or equipment to a standard of cleanliness.

Owner Helen Nguyen said the shop was old and there had been a communication breakdown with inspectors.

Arirang Korean Barbeque Perth: Fined $30,000 for having no warm running water at the handwashing station, failing to store food to prevent it from being contaminated and not maintaining the business or equipment to a standard of cleanliness.

Restaurant D’Ankasa Perth: Fined $22,500 for failing to maintain the soap supply at handwashing areas, failing to maintain equipment to a standard of cleanliness and failing to take all practicable measures to prevent pests from entering.

Joe Muggs Cafe Nedlands: Fined $900 for failing to keep hazardous food under temperature control, failing to keep a temperature measuring device readily accessible and failing to have easily accessed hand washing facilities.