Ravi­oli with a rivet

Joondalup Times - - NEWS -

A CURRAMBINE food out­let, which has now shut down, has been fined for a food safety breach af­ter a cus­tomer bit into a piece of metal while eat­ing a meal last year.

DS Busi­ness Ven­ture, which ran Pas­tacup at Currambine Cen­tral, was due to stand trial in Joon­dalup Magistrates Court on May 21 but changed its plea to guilty.

No one from the busi­ness ap­peared in court to face the charge of “a per­son must not sell food that is un­suit­able”.

The City of Joon­dalup pros­e­cu­tor said a cus­tomer bought a three-cheese ravi­oli from the store in May, 2017.

The com­plainant was eat­ing a meal and bit into some­thing hard, dam­ag­ing a tooth.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors found it was a rivet that had fallen off a cheese grater. Mag­is­trate Ed­ward de Vries con­sid­ered it a mi­nor food safety case but said the cus­tomer “would have been in some pain bit­ing into a metal rivet”.

He fined the busi­ness $3000 plus costs of another $3000. The pros­e­cu­tor con­ceded there was lit­tle chance of re­cov­er­ing the fine now the busi­ness had shut down.

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