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ACT restaurant morally opposed to killing cockroaches!

Vegetarian restaurant Kingsland in the ACT suburb of Dickson was fined $16,000 last week over food safety breaches which included live and dead cockroaches being present inside the restaurant.

A member of the public tipped off health inspectors which resulted in a visit to the premises in April 2013. They recorded twelve breaches of the food act and the restaurant was temporarily closed for a period of six days.

Extended Product Recall - February

The NSW Food Authority advises that the following additional berry product has been recalled :

 

  • Nannas Raspberries  -  frozen in 1kg plastic bag, all 'best before' dates up to and including best before dates 15/09/16

 

The reason for the extended recall is due to potential contamination with Hepatitis A.

Product Recalls - February

The NSW Food Authority advises that the following products have been recalled :

 

  • Nannas Mixed Berries  -  frozen in 1kg plastic bag, all 'best before' dates up to and including best before date 22/11/16

 

  • Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries  -  300g, frozen in plastic bag, all batches up to and including 'Best Before' 10/12/17

 

Cockroach infestation in top Melbourne Chinese restaurant

The operators of Southbank's Red Emperor have been fined $15,000 after they pleaded guilty to breaching food hygiene laws on multiple occasions.

Food inspectors from the city found the restaurant to be infested with mouse droppings, cockroaches and fruit flies when they inspected the premises over two days in May last year.

Inspectors found evidence of mice chewing through food bags, uncovered chickens as well as other items of food were directly exposed to pests and accumulated grease and food waste was found in fridge seals.

Product Recalls - January (2)

The NSW Food Authority advises that the following products have been recalled :

 

  • Brannans Butchery Just Roast Pork Chinese BBQ  -  vacumn bag with various weights between 550g and 850g. Use by 11/02/2015

 

Source : NSW Food Authority, 5 February 2015

Outdoor dining areas in NSW smoke free from July 2015

From 6 July, 2015 all commercial dining areas in NSW, including cafes, restaurants, hotels and clubs will be smoke free under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000.

Dr Jo Mitchell, NSW Health director of the Centre for Population Health, said that the ban represents the next step that the NSW government is making in efforts to protect members of the public from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke.

Product Recalls - January

The NSW Food Authority has recalled the following products :

 

  • Woolworths Ltd  -  Homebrand Sliced Black Olives 430g in glass jar with metal cap. Best Before 04/07/16

 

 

Source  : NSW Food Authority, 14 January 2015

Closure of Brisbane restaurant due to food poisoning outbreak

A popular Chinese restaurant in Springwood has been temporarily closed following a food poisoning outbreak over the weekend that saw up to 85 people fall ill some of whom required hospitalisation.

 

Queensland restaurant closed following food poisoning outbreak

Product Recalls - December / January

The NSW Food Authority advises that the following products have been recalled :

 

  • Cascade Apple Isle Sparkling Juice 750ml  -  in glass bottles, 'best before' dates of 18 NOV 15 and 19 NOV 15

 

  • Baker's Oven Choc Lamingtons 4 pack  -  'best before dates for the product vary because they are applied in store depending on when the product was flawed. They carry batch code 43281 or 43282.'

 

An unwanted gift that just keeps on giving ... food poisoning!

By serving up safe and healthy food this Christmas you will be sure to stay off the naughty list!

Katrina Hodgkinson, the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, said that the combination of warmer summer temperatures along with additional supplies of typical Christmas food could be  recipe for disaster.