Australian bakery fined $12K food safety breaches
Posted: July 31st, 2012 - 9:59am by Doug Powell
The Canberra courts are on a roll, first convicting a cafe for serving Salmonella and now fining a bakery $12,000 for breaches of food safety laws.
The bakery in Charnwood is the latest Canberra food outlet to be convicted in the ACT Magistrates Court for having poor food handling standards and a dirty kitchen.
The court heard since the charges were laid last year the owners have spent more than $100,000 on a renovation and have improved their practices to meet the ACT's legal guidelines.
The court heard on the day of the inspection the kitchen had been found with dirt, flour and grease caked on various items.
A batch of pies had also been out of the oven and not refrigerated for more than six hours.