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Popular Melbourne Pizza Shop Has Copped A HEAVY Fine

A Glen Waverley pizza shop has been fined $10,000 for more than 10 breaches of the Food Act.

Glen Waverley Pizza has been convicted of a range of offences including failing to store food in such a way that it is protected from the likelihood of contamination, failing to keep surfaces and equipment clean and failing to maintain adequate handwashing facilities.

The shop at 373 Springvale Road has been named and shamed o the State Government’s Food Convictions Register after being convicted in Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court in May.

The site reveals that Monash Council sent inspectors to the business on multiple occasions between January 1 and November 25, 2016.

On two of these occasions, the officers found the business had  “failed to maintain the food premises to a standard of cleanliness where there was no accumulation of garbage, food waste, dirt, grease or other visible matter”.

The business also “failed to have floors that were able to be effectively cleaned”.

Glen Waverley Pizza owner Kamran Shoghi said the business had cleaned up its act.

“We have complied with the council to ensure that we meet their food handling requirements and they have since inspected the site to make sure that everything was in order,” Mr Shoghi said.

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