Big fine for dirty tav­ern

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

BEL­MONT Tav­ern has been fined $40,000 by the Depart­ment of Health for fail­ing to keep its kitchens clean.

The Aus­tralian Leisure and Hos­pi­tal­ity Group (ALHG) owned busi­ness failed to meet stan­dard reg­u­la­tions when City of Bel­mont health in­spec­tors vis­ited on three oc­ca­sions ear­lier this year.

The City’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, Stu­art Cole, said this was the first time Bel­mont Tav­ern had been con­victed for breach­ing the Food Act’s stan­dard of clean­li­ness un­der its cur­rent own­ers.

“The City has the same ex­pec­ta­tions of all food op­er­a­tors: to en­sure their premises are op­er­ated in a clean and hy­gienic man­ner for the good of all pa­trons,” Mr Cole said.

He said the City of Bel­mont felt the fine im­posed on Bel­mont Tav­ern and ALHG was ap­pro­pri­ate.

The Tav­ern has yet to be re-in­spected fol­low­ing its fine but is due to re­ceive a visit from health in­spec­tors early next year.

A spokesman for the Bel­mont Tav­ern said it was open and 100 per cent ready to serve cus­tomers.

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