McDonald’s among WA food outlets fined for health breaches

Four food outlets in Perth have been fined over $20 000 for breaching health and safety laws.

The premises were found to be dirty, infested with vermin, or serving out-of-date food and are among nine food outlets fined a total of $150 000 in seven months.

The information obtained through freedom of information rules, are part of the Health Department’s name and shame list.

Once a bakery, fast food or any other food outlet is found to be breaching the health and food hygiene rules, it remains there for two years.

Grand Indian Flavours in the Langford Village Shopping Centre fined $22,190 not keeping its premises clean and free of vermin, as well as failing to supply soap and hand towels at a wash basin.

The Mahogany Supermarket and News in Mundaring were ordered to pay $30,000 for altering food labels and selling out-of-date food.

Foo Lok in Rockingham Shopping Centre was fined $21,974 for the presence of dirt and contaminated food and McDonald’s on Great Eastern Highway in Midland had to pay $20,900 in fines and costs for selling chicken nuggets that were "not of the nature, substance or quality demanded by the purchaser".

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