Thursday 1 November 2012

Trader Fined For Contaminated Food

Stallholder Robert Dinardo was found guilty of food contamination in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday. He was accused of displaying food containing rat faeces, insects and bird feathers.

Dinardo, who was described as a packaged goods trader in the QVM fruit and vegetables sheds,  pleaded guilty to 13 charges, including failing to comply with relevant legislation and selling food unsuitable for human consumption following a 6 months investigation by health officers.
Defence barrister argued that it was impossible to make the open stand stall vermin and weather proof but the magistrate said that every retailer was required to adhere to the Health Act.

Ed: This story was reported in the Herald Sun newspaper during the week.