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The crimson tide sweeps over Belconnen’s Prince Palace

By johnboy - 1 April 2012 31

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The seemingly unending waves of prohibition notices sweeping over the ACT in the wake of the Silo Laws enactment (restauranteurs will really be thanking the Silo Bakery team for pushing the envelope) has now hit the Prince Palace on Belconnen’s Emu Bank.

If you see a prohibition notice be sure to snap a pic and fire it in to images@the-riotact.com .

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31 Responses to
The crimson tide sweeps over Belconnen’s Prince Palace
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bloodnut 3:55 pm
01 Apr 12
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Hooray. Soon there will be no more eateries in Canberra and we can start from scratch!

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PantsMan 3:59 pm
01 Apr 12
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Woundering when some of those large chains purveying burgers of all types and endless permutations and combinations of chicken will feel the banhammer.

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johnboy 4:01 pm
01 Apr 12
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PantsMan said :

Woundering when some of those large chains purveying burgers of all types and endless permutations and combinations of chicken will feel the banhammer.

The big chains tend to have pretty ruthless internal compliance teams who are far tougher than a government inspector.

That’s not to say semi-literate staff can’t cock things up on game day, but the big chains do have extensive processes to prevent this type of trouble (not that it worked for Dominos).

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milkman 5:38 pm
01 Apr 12
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The simple fact is that food prepared at McDonalds is probably handled under far more sanitary conditions than your average independent restaurant.

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c_c 6:04 pm
01 Apr 12
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milkman said :

The simple fact is that food prepared at McDonalds is probably handled under far more sanitary conditions than your average independent restaurant.

I recall a couple of years ago it was revealed that a huge number of KFC outlets failed their own internal health checks. A quick check of the NSW registrar reveals a heap of well known chains with serious breaches, including Maccas, KFC, Gloria Jeans and Max Brenner.

I actually wonder how long it will be before a local Maccas get a red notice. Operating 24hrs a day raises some questions.

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Mr Evil 6:18 pm
01 Apr 12
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Gee whiz, there are a lot of food places in Canberra that forget to put their paper towel roll on the paper towel holder!

I wonder how many of these places would fail again for the same reasons if another inspection took place in six months or so time?

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I-filed 6:58 pm
01 Apr 12
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milkman said :

The simple fact is that food prepared at McDonalds is probably handled under far more sanitary conditions than your average independent restaurant.

Yep – read George Orwell’s “Down and Out in Paris and London” and you’ll never eat in a fancy restaurant again …

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Martlark 10:07 pm
01 Apr 12
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This place vies for the position of most desultory restaurant in Belconnen. It won’t be missed.

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Duffbowl 10:31 pm
01 Apr 12
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If you know someone who works in food delivery (for example, Bidvest), ask them what they see in the kitchens. It can be a bit of an eye opener.

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Greta 10:38 pm
01 Apr 12
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How about naming the restaurants that actually passed the health check. Might be easier.

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Rawhide Kid Part3 9:03 am
02 Apr 12
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Greta said :

How about naming the restaurants that actually passed the health check. Might be easier.

You mean:
Name and Shame
and
Name and Fame.

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jsm2090 11:10 am
02 Apr 12
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Anyone know if they have now started a website listing violations a la NSW? Couldn’t find anything on ACT Gov’s websites…..

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astrojax 11:14 am
02 Apr 12
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I-filed said :

milkman said :

The simple fact is that food prepared at McDonalds is probably handled under far more sanitary conditions than your average independent restaurant.

Yep – read George Orwell’s “Down and Out in Paris and London” and you’ll never eat in a fancy restaurant again …

well, not in last millenium paris, f’sure… :)

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grump 5:48 pm
04 Apr 12
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guess I won’t be following up on the take away menu from prince Palace that was in the letter box yesterday then!!!

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MsAnnoyed 12:11 am
18 Jun 12
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I’m disgusted by this latest attack on small business. As if its not hard enough already without bureaucratic ladder climbers, arrogant, industry lacking experienced “health inspectors” and some members of the public who clearly have no idea on the realities of a commercial kitchen.

I have spent the majority of my life in both a successful small family run business, as well as in a government organisation, and while I agree with the need for food safety and food handling regulations, from what I have heard, read and seen, I am totally disgusted by this governments unrealistic approach.

Many home kitchens are worse than your average commercial kitchen. Many home cooks are far more unhygenic, and eat food of a lesser quality than what you would get in your average commercial kitchen.

People who travel overseas and go to dodgy local eateries, or eat off the street and come home bragging about how they are intrepid travellers and ate all the “local” food, but then come home to Australia and pass uneducated judgements and comments make me laugh.

I have friends who are not only in the restaurant business, but also other food providors, who have had the “pleasure” of having been inspected by “health inspectors” who have had alot to be desired. Where is the ACT Government getting these people from????

When closing one place down after being told they were the cleanest of establishments of their type, and trust me they are, to be closed for MINOR offences for 4 days is disgraceful. There was not warning, no time to fix the problem, they were closed then and there. THIS IS NOT FAIR.

When told that if they were to be closed down for minor NON health related “offences” -they were not given the opportunity to rectify the minor issues (ie; cracked floor tile out the back) within a decent time frame, they were closed down on the spot. When advised if the ACT Government were to close them down they stood to lose X dollars and their livelihood would be affected to a point of severe financial hardship, and by being so unrealistic and unbending on their approach they would send them broke- to be told by the “health inspector”, that was not their problem. When countered by the shop owner that they were making things so impossible for them and it would make many people give up their business, the “health inspector” replied, “well if you don’t do it someone else will”. This shop owner is a second generation in his field, and comes from a very old Canberra family. His son who wanted to follow in his grandfather and his fathers profession has been told a firm no, not anymore. Go to school and get a job in computers.

The future probems this is going to cause goes without saying.

I have read that they are targeting Asian restaurants? Why is that??

Restaurant owners, food providers, and small businesses have so many things on their plates to merely exist nowadays, let alone having to figure out how to write up documents on cleaning, pesticide (etc) plans, (which they are not trained to do) to appease a bureaucratic paper and process driven ACT Government.

For the uneducated public, open your mind, spend time in a busy small business (“walk a mile in my shoes….”), look at your own kitchens and homes, and if you can’t do that, if you still think that its fair what the ACT Government is doing to many small businesses (unfairly), then think of the businesses that will inevitably close, the families and employees who will be affected and the ultimate demise of small businesses and choice. See how you would feel if it was your livelihood that was in the hands of an unsympathetic and vote driven ACT Government.

Yes, have rules and regulations, but be fair, be understanding, be inclusive and coehesive, provide training, give people time to fix offences. Employ the right people to do this job. People who have commercial and industry knowledge.

Thats all we ask.

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