8 August 2012

Food Safety Tsunami to hit the courts

| johnboy
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The ABC reports on some FOI work on food safety which shows the Director of Public Prosecutions is getting busy with all the dodgy restaurants clobbered by the Health Protection service in recent times.

The health documents show authorities successfully prosecuted three Canberra eateries under the Food Act earlier this year.

Another 18 prosecution briefs were submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions for consideration as of March 30, and a further 28 cases were being prepared for submission.

The documents also show that 42 prohibition orders were issued against Canberra restaurants in 2011, up from nine the previous year.

To the end of April this year, 11 notices had been issued.

In happier news Beer and Meat On A Stick Day has recorded a mere 11 food poisoning cases which considering the nature and scale of the event is nigh on miraculous!

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