The NSW Food Authority posted in their register of offences a prosecution with 4 offences that resulted in the the owner of La Casa Italian Restaurant acquiring almost a $12,000 bill.
The defendant breached the Food Act 2003 and the Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 including,
Failure to maintain a standard of cleanliness in the food prep areas, cool-room, store-room, fixtures, fittings, cooking equipment with an accumulation of grease and food matter sited.
The owner failed to appoint a Food Safety Supervisor, in addition to failure to comply with prohibition orders on four counts.
The cost of the fines and legal fees far out way the costs to which he could have prevented them.
Total penalty: $ 8730
Professional costs: $ 2000
Court costs: $1050
The defendant should have adequately prepared the business with a
Food Safety Plan available from $440 annually.
A Food Safety Supervisor can be trained and appointed within a day from $115.