Perth butcher fined for breaching Food Act

A butcher in Perth's south has been fined nearly $20,000 for failing to meet food health standards.

Tom's Fresh Meat Markets at Belmont Forum Shopping Centre was convicted under the Food Act for harbouring pests and failing to keep its shop and equipment clean.

The offences occurred during three inspections of the premises in January and February 2017.

The butcher which, according to Belmont Forum's website, specialises in fresh cuts of meat and sausages, was fined $19,000 by the Department of Health and ordered to pay $2,561 in costs in October.

It is the seventh food business to be convicted under the Food Act this year.

Two Nando's stores in Belmont and Northbridge were fined $20,000 each for failing to keep a clean premises and equipment.

West Road Deli in Bassendean, Maharajah Store in Willetton, IGA Xpress in St James and Belmont Market in Cloverdale were also convicted in 2017.

The Department of Health regularly updates its public list with information regarding Food Act convictions.

This is the list of the most recent offenders.

13/10/2017 Tom's Fresh Meat Markets, Belmont

22/09/2017 Belmont Market, Cloverdale

21/08/2017 IGA Xpress, St James

31/03/2017 Maharajah Store, Willetton

13/03/2017 West Road Deli, Bassendean

17/02/2016 Nando's Northbridge

17/02//2017 Nando's Belmont Forum

14/12/2016 The Curry Tree, Nedlands

09/12/2016 Woolworths Kingsway

02/12/2016 Nando's Nedlands

04/11/2016 Belmont Tavern, Cloverdale

04/11/2016 Little Dragon Chinese, Warwick

20/09/2016 T&T Bakery, Morley Markets

02/09/2016 IGA Willetton

13/05/2016 Maya Masala, Westfield Innaloo

11/05/2016 Urban Turban, Cannington

12/04/2016 Kwinana Leda Supa IGA

09/03/2016 Nandos Spearwood

12/02/2016 Farmer Jacks, Subiaco

05/02/2016 Subidoo, Subiaco

02/02/2016 Kalamunda Patisserie

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