Cockroach Toppings Land Pizza Shop in Court

According to SMH.com.au, “Customers of a Canberra pizza restaurant infested with cockroaches bought more than they bargained for last year, taking home pizza and pasta dishes with extra creepy crawlies.”

“Whono’s Pty Ltd, trading as the Dickson branch of the Domino’s chain, pleaded guilty in the ACT Magistrates Court to four breaches of ACT food safety laws, the Canberra Times reports. And in an interview with authorities, the operator admitted the restaurant battled a cockroach problem for six months. He also accused staff of failing to follow the store’s cleaning regime and of falsifying completed cleaning records. The prosecution has said three unrelated customers, on three separate occasions, raised the issue with ACT Health in April and May last year. Documents tendered before Magistrate Grant Lalor yesterday revealed the restaurant was inspected three times in May after the customers complained of vermin in their food.”

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