ANOTHER Orange bakery has been added to the State Government’s name and shame website following the discovery of rodent droppings and bait pellets on the premises.
The NSW Food Authority has slapped Paris Hot Bread with four penalty notices carrying fines of $330 each after a series of breaches were recorded on June 30 this year.
The fines related to the accumulation of dirt, grease, rodent droppings and bait pellets on the premises along with the discovery of holes in the ceiling and leaking water pipes and hand washing basins.
The bakery’s owner, Manh Hung Nguyen, was served with the penalty notice on July 7.
Paris Hot Bread, along with 71 other premises across the state, will be added to the NSW Food Authority’s Name and Shame list at midday today. Mr Nguyen’s wife Thi Thu Nguyen yesterday insisted all breaches had since been rectified.
“It is all fixed now, everything is fixed, everything is perfect now,” Ms Nguyen told the Central Western Daily.
“It’s clean, everything is clean now, when council came to inspect our shop they request we clean and fix the problems and everything is alright now. We don’t want to lose our customers and lose the people who visit our shop, the problem is now fixed up.”
NSW Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonald was unapologetic for naming and shaming businesses that breach serious food safety laws.
Mr Macdonald stressed food safety must be “the number one priority” for all food businesses.
“There are strict food safety laws in place across NSW which all retailers and food businesses must comply with,” Mr Macdonald said.
“Consumers pay good money when they purchase their food or when they dine out, so they deserve to get the freshest food available.”
Paris Hot Bread is the second Orange bakery to be added to the Name and Shame register.
On September 10 Bakers Delight was the first food outlet in the city to be listed on the register after weevils were found in baking ingredients and potentially hazardous foods were not stored under the right temperature controls.
Bakers Delight was fined $1980 for the three separate fines it was issued.