It may be Justin Bieber’s spicy chicken of choice when he’s in town but there are now four Perth Nando’s stores on the WA Health Department’s list of Food Act offenders.
The Belmont store – where pop superstar Bieber shocked on-lookers by dining last week – was fined $20,000 in February for failing to maintain premises and equipment to appropriate standards of cleanliness.
And it has been joined on the list by the Northbridge store for four breaches, including failing to take all measures to prevent the entry of pests and then eradicate them.
The Spearwood and Nedlands Nando’s stores remain on the list for Food Act convictions last year.
The most recent name on the offenders’ list is Austone Foods, which was fined a total of $175,000 after City of Gosnells officers found it in breach of a variety of standards.
Austone’s director Ming Wu also copped a $100,000 penalty over contamination prevention, pest, cleanliness and garbage storage issues.
Venues found in breach of the Food Act are required to be listed on the Health Department website for two years after their conviction.
WA Food Act convictions 2017:
Austone Foods – $275,000 – including $100,000 for director Ming Wu – for failures of contamination prevention, cleanliness of premises and equipment, garbage storage and protecting food from the contamination of waste water disposal.
Nando’s Northbridge – $20,000 for breaches related to premises and equipment cleanliness, plus prevention and eradication of pests.
Nando’s Belmont – $20,000 for failing to maintain food premises and equipment to a standard of cleanliness.
WA Food Act convictions, 2016:
The Curry Tree, Nedlands – $12,000 for failing to notify the local council of its decision to start offering pre-packaged meals.
Nando’s, Nedlands – $10,000 for temperature control, hand washing facility and cleanliness issues.
Woolworths, Kingsway – $95,000 fine for breaches, including failing to ensure that people handling food were skilled in safety and hygiene matters
Spice of India – $25,000 for presentation of food for sale without label, failure to display potentially hazardous food with adequate temperature control and other breaches, including inadequate supply of water.
Belmont Tavern – $40,000 fine for not maintaining standard of cleanliness where there was no accumulation of food waste, dirt and grease.
Little Dragon Chinese Restaurant, Warwick – $20,000 fine for offences including failing to meet hand-washing obligations and cleanliness issues.
T&T Bakery, Morley – $13,500 in fines relating to cleanliness, maintenance of food premises and handling of food.
IGA Willetton – $15,000 fine for selling food after use by date.
Maya Masala, Innaloo – $105,000 for food storage, cleanliness and maintenance breaches
Urban Turban, Cannington – $54,000 for not protecting food from contamination and handwashing breaches.
Kwinana-Leda Supa IGA – $11,000 for cleanliness non-compliance and selling food past use by date
Nando’s, Spearwood – $25,000 for inadequate temperature control, unclean premises, unclean equipment and failure to maintain premises in good state of repair
Farmer Jacks, Subiaco – $12,000 fine for non-compliant labelling of food, non-compliant date-marking on packaging and selling food after use by date
Subidoo, Subiaco – $40,000 fine for falsely prescribed food which it ought to have known might cause physical harm to a consumer relying on the description
Kalamunda Patisserie – $11,000 fine for cleanliness and maintenance breaches.