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Hygiene breaches carry a $22K fine for Bendigo Cafe

A cafe in Bendigo has been found guilty of 20 Food Act Breaches, resulting in a massive $22,000 fine. The director of The Bridge Bar, at Bendigo, Robert Southcombe appeared in court to answer Food Act breach claims. Some of the breaches that the prosecuting health inspector, Louisa Dicker, noted on her visit on 25th July last year included:

• Ants were found in the Kitchen

• Fixtures and fittings had built up grime

• Food left uncovered

• Food not date labelled

• There was no food safety program implemented

• The kitchen hand wash basin was not functional A further visit to the premises in August and September found additional breaches:

• Raw meat in metal trays not adequately covered

• Staff were seen not washing their hands between tasks

• Flies were seen in the kitchen

To read The Bendigo Advertiser article in full

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