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Iconic Melbourne Restaurant Heavily FINED For Food Safety

One of Knox’s most iconic restaurants has been named and shamed as well as have its director convicted and fined $40,000 for Food Act breaches.

Ferntree Gully restaurant Captain America’s Hamburger Heaven director Paul Dickie was found guilty at Ringwood Magistrates court on November 9 last year and his convictions are now on the State Government’s convictions register website.

He was fined $40,000 and ordered to pay $225 in court costs.

Knox council took action for offences that failed to comply with the Food Standards Code on October 28, 2014, which included;


■ failing to store food to protect against contamination;

■ failing to take all necessary steps to prevent contamination during processing;

■ failing to have floors, walls and ceilings that could be effectively cleaned;

■ failing to ensure fixtures, fittings and equipment were fit for use;

■ failing to maintain the restaurant, and fittings, fixtures and equipment, to a standard of cleanliness “where there is there no accumulation of food waste, dirt, grease, or other visible matter”; and

■ failing to maintain the restaurant, and fixtures, fitting and equipment, “in a good state of repair and working order”.

The findings also found that Mr Dickie failed to comply with orders made on November 11, 2014; and December 17, 2014.

Captain America’s first opened in Forest Road, Ferntree Gully in 1988 and is home to a famous burger challenge where customers are invited to eat a 1KG burger as quickly as they can.

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