A Brisbane restaurant has been fined $25,000 for food safety breaches after cockroaches were found on plates and in food handling areas.
The Courier-Mail reports that China House Seafood Restaurant Pty Ltd in Fortitude Valley pleaded guilty in the Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday to 16 charges relating to deteriorating fittings, door seals and shelving, cleanliness issues, a chipped plate, and the presence of cockroaches.
Two directors, Dave On Cheung Chan and Youhe Wu, were also each fined $5000 after they pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the corporation complied with the Food Act.
Prosecutor Simon Hamlyn-Harris said council inspectors went to the restaurant in March last year where they found several issues, including a live cockroach on a stack of clean plates and in a food handing area.
He said the restaurant had been convicted of similar offences in 2009.