Woolworths Noranda in Western Australia was issued with a fine of $25,672.40 on 28 February 2014 for offences dating back to 23 September 2013 involving the in-house bakery.
WA Today reports that further investigation of the site found that metal from equipment was discovered in baked goods that were intended for sale.
A spokesperson for the supermarket giant told WA Today that it has since rectified the issue.
“We have replaced the equipment in the store to ensure there can be no further incidents of this type.”
WA today reports unprecedented fines in WA with a western suburbs bakery, Mount Claremont Patisserie was fined an unprecedented $81,577 after the City of Nedlands took legal action.
The boutique bakery was found to have breached the Food Act by failing to eradicate pests, pests on the premises and failing basic hygiene and maintenance standards on what the City of Nedlands said was a routine inspection.
Golden Ponds, a popular seafood restaurant and wedding function centre in Baldivis, south of Perth, copped a massive $73,587 penalty over 19 offences, including failing to eradicate or prevent the infestation of pests and incorrect labelling of food.
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