Cafe charged after selling ‘unsuitable’ brownie

A Woodlands cafe was charged after an alleged incident involving an 'unsuitable' brownie. Picture: Stock image
A Woodlands cafe was charged after an alleged incident involving an 'unsuitable' brownie. Picture: Stock image

OWNERS of a Woodlands cafe will face court on July 19 charged with selling unsuitable foods after an incident involving a brownie allegedly containing marijuana.

A Perth family told ABC Radio Perth this morning about an alleged incident during their breakfast at Bada Bing Cafe, on Rosewood Avenue, on March 2.

The father claimed their children, a five-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy, ate a chocolate brownie and started behaving strangely.

“She described three things, she said ‘everything is jumping, the walls are different colours’,” he said.

“The last one, which really scared me actually, was ‘my vision is coming and going, I can’t see anything’.”

The family sought medical help and traces of tetrahydrocannabinol, known as THC – the psychoactive chemical in marijuana – was allegedly found in the mother and two children.

The City of Stirling has charged Bada Bing Cafe’s owners with two counts of selling unsuitable foods in relation to section 18(2) of the Food Act 2008.

“Analysis of one brownie confirmed the presence of THC and other cannabinoids,” the City of Stirling said.

“As this matter is not yet before the courts, the City is unable to go into further detail.”

The owners of Bada Bing cafe have released a statement claiming neither them nor their lawyer were served with any papers on the charges.

“It came as a total shock to us that a Perth family is alleging that they became ill after eating at our cafe,” it said.

“We have co-operated with WA Police who have confirmed that their investigation has been completed and no charges will be laid.

“We have co-operated with the City of Stirling in their investigation.

“We are most disappointed that we only came to know of the two charges being laid by the local council under the provisions of the Food Act on ABC Radio this morning.”

The owners said they would continue to fully investigate the investigation.