A north Canberra bakery has been fined $12 thousand dollars for breaches of food safety laws.
The bakery in Charnwood is the latest Canberra food outlet to be convicted in the ACT Magistrates Court for having poor food handling standards and a dirty kitchen.
The court heard since the charges were laid last year the owners have spent more than $100 thousand on a renovation and have improved their practices to meet the ACT’s legal guidelines.
The court heard on the day of the inspection the kitchen had been found with dirt, flour and grease caked on various items.
A batch of pies had also been out of the oven and not refrigerated for more than six hours.
Magistrate Bernadette Boss told the court she appreciated the efforts taken to clean up the bakery but said the potential dangers to the public had to be taken into account.