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The Bayside eateries fined for breaching food safety standards

Cafes, bubble tea stores, food festivals and butchers are among the eateries in Bayside fined for breaching food safety standards. See if your local has been listed.

The NSW Food Authority has named and shamed the eateries in Bayside and surrounding areas that have breached or are alleged to have breached NSW food safety laws.

A total of eighteen fines were issued to ten businesses in the past year. Over half of those businesses were fined for two or more breaches, receiving penalties of up to $880 per offence.

Machi Machi in Mascot, Nostimo Malabar, BBQ Master in Maroubra and Moti Mahal Indian Restaurant in Ramsgate were all listed as repeat offenders, failing to improve their food safety standards.

Notable breaches of food safety standards include a lack of cleanliness, insufficient measures to mitigate pests in food areas and inadequate storage of potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.

Below is a list of businesses in Bayside and surrounding regions that appear on the NSW Food Authority register of penalty notices over the last 12 months.

Bayside LGA

Machi Machi - Mascot

Offence: Fail to notify the appropriate enforcement agency of the food business - previous warning given

The ‘fail to notify’ offence is issued when a business opens or changes ownership but fails to notify the appropriate enforcement agency such as the local council or NSW Government Food Authority. It’s more of a technical breach than a specific hygiene incident.

Offence: Fail to ensure that at least one food safety supervisor has been appointed for the premises - previous warning given

All commercial eateries must have a food safety supervisor (FSS) appointed anytime food is handled and sold. A FFS is someone who has undergone specific food handling training to recognise and mitigate food-related risks. Again, this is more of a technical breach than related to a specific hygiene incident.

Date of offence: November 3 2022

Diner Express - Wolli Creek

Offence: Fail to maintain the food premises to the required standard of cleanliness

Date of offence: November 22 2022

Diner Express in Wolli Creek. Photo: Restaurant Guru

Taste of Mascot - Mascot

Offence: Fail to maintain all fixtures, fittings and equipment to the required standard of cleanliness

Offence: Fail to maintain the food premises to the required standard of cleanliness

Date of offence: November 27 2022

A Taste of Mascot food festival. Photo: A Taste of Mascot Instagram page

Beef’d Up Butchers - Carlton

Offence: Sale of food found to contain illegal preservative (sulphur dioxide) - kibbeh

Offence: Sale of food found to contain illegal preservative (sulphur dioxide) - fine mince

Offence: Sale of food found to contain illegal preservative (sulphur dioxide) - kafta

Sulphur dioxide is commonly used as a preservative and food additive. The additive is only permitted in certain food products and is strictly controlled as sulphur dioxide can cause severe allergic reactions, asthma attacks and gastric irritation.

Date of offence: March 1 2023

Beef’d Up Butchers in Carlton. Photo: Beef’d Up Butchers Google Business page

Randwick LGA

Nostimo - Malabar

Offence: Fail to take all practicable measures to eradicate and prevent the harbourage of pests - previous warnings given

Date of offence: August 30 2022

BBQ Master - Maroubra

Offence: Fail to maintain the food premises to the required standard of cleanliness - previous warnings given

Date of offence: October 20 2022

Georges River LGA

500 Degrees - Kogarah

Offence: Fail to maintain the food premises to the required standard of cleanliness

Offence: Fail to take all practicable measures to eradicate and prevent the harbourage of pests

Date of offence: June 9 2022

500 Degrees in Kogarah. Photo: 500 Degrees Restaurant Google Business page

Fiesta Filipino - Kogarah

Offence: Fail to display potentially hazardous food under temperature control

Offence: Fail to maintain the food premises to the required standard of cleanliness

Offence: Fail to take all practicable measures to eradicate and prevent the harbourage of pests

Date of offence: June 15 2022

Filipino Fiesta in Kogarah. Photo: Rodolfo Herrera via Google Business page

Moti Mahal Indian Restaurant - Ramsgate

Offence: Fail to maintain the food premises to the required standard of cleanliness - previous warning given

Offence: Fail to take all practicable measures to eradicate and prevent the harbourage of pests - previous warning given

Date of offence: June 22 2022

Ghumti Kitchen - Allawah

Offence: Fail to maintain the food premises to the required standard of cleanliness

Date of offence: June 28 2022

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