ACT Food Providers Under the Microscope

Reported by Zoe | 09 Aug, 2012

The authorities in ACT have published documents on their freedom of information website pertaining to the enforcement of food safety laws. Three local businesses have already been prosecuted and more could follow for dubious standards of hygiene. The documents revealed that a further 46 were being submitted for prosecution and that when inspectors attended some …

ACT: Decline in Restaurant Safety Audits

Reported by Julia | 17 Jan, 2012

A recent report released by the ACT Auditor-General’s office has found a decline in the number of restaurant inspections by the Health Protection Service and a lack of formal policies for managing compliance. In December last year, the ACT Government introduced the Food Amendment Bill into the Legislative Assembly, which will require all eateries to …

VIC: WorkSafe to Keep a Close Watch on Abattoirs

Reported by Julia | 01 Apr, 2010

WorkSafe is anticipating to prosecute more cases this year involving meat work companies because of unsafe work practices. An abattoir and its cleaning company were fined on Monday for an incident in 2008 in which a worker’s hand was caught in a conveyor while cleaning the unguarded machinery. A parallel case in February resulted in …

WA: Firm, Managers Fined for Worker’s Severed Fingers

Reported by Julia | 01 Apr, 2010

The Armadale Magistrates Court has fined a commercial food manufacturer, its director/manager and production manager on March 18 after a worker lost two fingers in a cheese grinder. The parties pleaded guilty to charges under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The company was charged with failing to provide a safe working environment, causing serious …