THE owner of an Indian restaurant in Midland has blamed a family dispute for a Department of Health food conviction.
Zaika Midland was found to have breached the Food Act on March 21, 2018 by the City of Swan.
The breach related to non-compliance with a clause in the act, saying the business failed to protect stored food from contamination.
The restaurant, trading as Ajay and Inder Pty Ltd, was convicted on October 1.
It was forced to pay a fine of $4000 and costs of $1791.35.
Zaika Midland’s owner said despite the fact that it was under her name, a family court dispute meant she could only access the restaurant one day a week.
She said she was unable to be involved in the day-to-day running of the business.
The owner said the “very bad situation” had since been resolved and she had been able to resume control over the restaurant.