Indian restaurants convicted in 2017 for breaching food safety regulations in Australia

Indian restaurants have shown considerable improvement in their hygiene standards over the years, with no Indian food premises convicted for breach of Food safety regulations in NSW, QLD and SA in 2017. On the contrary, Chinese restaurants occupied 90% of space in the name and shame list of Food Safety Websites in every state .


Melbourne


These Indian restaurants are convicted in 2017 for breaching food safety regulations in the state of Victoria.


Shri Annapoorna Restaurant


Address of premises where offence(s) occurred: 290 Ballarat Road, Braybrook 3019

Date of conviction:   29 May 2017

Name of convicted person(s) or company: Barath Loganathan

Sentence and/or order imposed:  Convicted and fined $1,600 with $165.10 costs


Desi Vibez


Address of premises where offence(s) occurred:  333 Clayton Road, Clayton 3168

Name of convicted person(s) or company:  Nikhil Sharma, Akshay Kumar, Chawlas Restaurant Pty Ltd

Sentence and/or order imposed:  Convicted and fined $10,000 as part of an aggregate order and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $1,262.35

Date of conviction:  19 May 2017

Desi Vibes was the worst offender in Victoria. inspectors found mouldy margarine, evidence of ­cockroaches and containers of “high risk” food such as rice, cream and curries stored on the bench.According to documents prepared for the Moorabbin Justice Centre hearing in May, the eatery at 333 Clayton Rd, also had a broken fridge, food waste left on the floor, a saucepan full of food under the sink and an “oily and soiled makeshift tea towel mitt” which was used to press dough into the ­tandoori oven. The restaurant is closed since then.

Quality is an attitude, so it will be interesting to watch the future endeavours of its directors Nikhil Sharma and Akshay Kumar.


Pandus Restaurant


Address of premises where offence(s) occurred:  345 – 351 Barkly Street, West Footscray 3012

Name of convicted person(s) or company: Prasanth Madala

Date of conviction: 17 November 2017

Sentence and/or order imposed:  Convicted and fined $3,108 as part of an aggregate order with $212.70 costs

Pandus was found guilty of storing food at unsafe temperatures and not being clean enough. The business failed “to maintain all fixtures, fittings and equipment … to a standard of cleanliness where there is no accumulation of food waste; dirt; grease; or other visible matter”.


Dawat-E-Sai


Address of premises where offence(s) occurred:  3/83 Main Street, Gembrook 3783

Name of convicted person(s) or company: Sharad Sandhu

Date of conviction:  23 February 2017

Sentence and/or order imposed:  Convicted and fined $1,500 as part of an aggregate order

Dawat E Sai was convicted for minor offences.


Perth


Maharjah Store is owned by a Pakistani origin businessman but added in this category for its Indian Clientele

Maharajah Store

Address of food business where offence was committed:145 High Road Willeton

Name of person/s* convicted: Mahmood Shoukat

Date of offence: 20 October 2016, 20 December 2016, 6 January 2017

Sentence and/or order imposed:  Fine of $12,000 plus costs of $1338.50

Maharaja store was convicted for failing to maintain food premises to a standard of cleanliness and failing to take all measures to eradicate and prevent the harbourage of pests.

 

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