Big fine for dirty tavern
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.