Bill of shame: trendy eatery outed for safety breach
Moore Freedom of Information Editor
August 7, 2008
Source of Article: http://www.smh.com.au/news/arts/bill-of-shame-trendy-eatery-outed-for-safety-breach/2008/08/06/1217702141346.html
BILLS, the trendy Darlinghurst
eatery that helped make ricotta hotcakes an inner-city breakfast staple, has
become the first upmarket
Just two days after the NSW Food Authority
began publishing a register on its website of restaurants caught breaching food
laws, a City of
Last night, Bills said in a statement it was "shocked at this isolated incident and we took care of it immediately".
"We do everything we can to do the right thing by our customers and to empower our workers to also do the right thing."
While the offence may cause some
embarrassment to Granger - who makes TV cookery programs, has sold more than
700,000 cookbooks and has just opened a restaurant in
Governments in Europe and
After a campaign by the Herald, the NSW Government this year passed legislation to establish the register, becoming the only state to reveal details of fines imposed on food businesses.
It publishes the names only of those it considers likely or very likely to "result in … production of unsafe, unsuitable or inaccurately labelled food".
More than 50 food businesses have been named since the register started up on May 2. They will remain on the list for 12 months.
Bills said the online disclosure was "fair enough".
"It's good to … remind everyone, including all those working in hospitality and others at home in their kitchens, to be vigilant."
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