Food Prosecution Register

Local council Environmental Health Officers routinely inspect food businesses for compliance with the Food Act 2001 and Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, and continuously work with businesses to improve standards.

The use of enforcement options by local councils is proportionate and graduated and dependent upon a wide range of factors including the compliance history of the food business and the level of risk posed to consumers.

Enforcement options

The Act provides a wide range of enforcement options for local councils that vary in severity and consequences, including:

  • warning letters
  • expiation notices
  • prohibition orders
  • prosecution.

Prosecution register

Details of businesses or individuals that have been found guilty by a Court of a breach of the Food Act will remain on the register for a period of two years from the Court decision date. Prosecuted businesses or individuals. See below for companies listed on the Prosecution Register.

Updating the register

Please note the person or company prosecuted may no longer be associated with the food premise or business listed as there is often some lapsed time between the offence and the court findings.

Requests for changes to the register can be made by emailing SA Health’s Food and Controlled Drugs Branch at healthfood@sa.gov.au.

Any person or company requesting changes to the register will be required to provide evidence to support any changes requested.

Cici’s Pizza Bar

Trading name*: Cici’s Pizza Bar

Name of convicted*: Cecille Yalung

Address of business: 164 Port Road, Hindmarsh SA 5007

Date of offence: 7, 11, 13 & 14 July 2019

Nature and circumstances of offence:

  • Offence under the Food Act 2001 Section 17(2) – Sale of unsuitable food – 1 count
  • Offence under the Food Act 2001 Section 21 (1) – Failure to comply with the Food Standards Code – 17 counts
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 Clause 6(1)(a)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 Clause 6(2)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 Clause 7(1)(b)(i)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 Clause 11(1)(a)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 Clause 11(1)(a)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 Clause 17(1)(d)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 Clause 17(1)(b)(ii)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 Clause 19(1)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 Clause 19(2)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 Clause 20(1)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 Clause 21(1)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 Clause 21(1)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 Clause 22(b)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 Clause 24(1)(b)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.3 Clause 10(2)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.3 Clause 11(4)(a)
    • Food Safety Standard 3.2.3 Clause 11(4)(b)
  • Offence under the Food Act 2001 Section 50 – Contravention of improvement notice or prohibition order – 2 counts

Court decision date: 15 November 2021

Court: Adelaide Magistrate’s Court

Prosecution brought by: City of Charles Sturt

Penalty:
Fine: $5,250.00
Court Fee: $338.00
V.I.C. Levy: $160.00
Total: $5,748

Comments: Pleaded guilty

Angkor Bakery

Trading name*: Angkor Bakery

Name of convicted*: Hang Chour Keo

Address of business: Shop 25/122-200 Winzor Street, Salisbury Downs SA 5108

Date of offence: 7 and 12 February 2019

Nature and circumstances of offence:

  • Offence under the Food Act 2001 Section 16(2) – Sale of unsafe food.
  • Offence under the Food Act 2001 Section 21 (1) – Failure to comply with the Food Standards Code – Standard 3.2.2 Clause 8(1).

Court decision date: 25th August 2020

Court: Elizabeth Magistrates Court

Prosecution brought by: City of Salisbury

Penalty:
Fine: $ 2,800.00
Court Fee: $338.00
V.I.C. Levy: $320.00
Prosecution Costs: $1,100.00
Total: $4,558.00

Comments: Pleaded guilty

Angkor Bakery and Caffe

Trading name*: Angkor Bakery and Caffe

Name of convicted*: Hang Chour Keo

Address of business: Shop 7/382-396 Waterloo Corner Road, Burton SA 5110

Date of offence: 6 and 12 February 2019

Nature and circumstances of offence:

  • Offence under the Food Act 2001 Section 16(2) – Sale of unsafe food.
  • Offence under the Food Act 2001 Section 21 (1) – Failure to comply with the Food Standards Code – Standard 3.2.2 Clause 8(1).

Court decision date: 25 August 2020

Court: Elizabeth Magistrates Court

Prosecution brought by: City of Salisbury

Penalty:
Fine: $ 3,500.00
Court Fee: $338.00
V.I.C. Levy: $320.00
Prosecution Costs: $1,100.00
Total: $5,258.00

Comments: Pleaded guilty

Oasis Pizza and Pasta Hillcrest

Trading name*: Oasis Pizza and Pasta Hillcrest

Name of convicted*: Peter Moussa

Address of business: 2/471 North East Road, Hillcrest SA 5086

Date of offence:

  • 30 April 2019
  • 10 May 2019
  • 14 May 2019
  • 1 October 2019

Nature and circumstances of offence:

Offences under the Food Act 2001 Section 21 (1) - Failure to comply with the Food Standards Code:

  • Standard 3.2.2 6(1)(a) Storage
  • Standard 3.2.2 6(2) Storage
  • Standard 3.2.2 17(1)(d) Hygiene of food handlers
  • Standard 3.2.2 17(1)(b) Warm running water
  • Standard 3.2.2 21(1) Maintenance
  • Standard 3.2.3 13(1) Connection to an adequate supply of water
  • Standard 3.2.2 20(1) Equipment in a clean and sanitary condition
  • Standard 3.2.2 19(1) Cleanliness
  • Standard 3.2.2 19(1) Cleanliness
  • Standard 3.2.2 3(1) Skills and knowledge
  • Standard 3.2.2 20(1) Equipment in a clean and sanitary condition
  • Standard 3.2.2 6(1) Storage of food to prevent likelihood of contamination
  • Standard 3.2.2 19(2) Cleanliness of fixtures, fittings and equipment
  • Standard 3.2.2 19(1) Cleanliness of premises
  • Standard 3.2.2 19(1) Cleanliness of premises
  • Standard 3.2.2 21(1) Maintenance of fixtures
  • Standard 3.2.2 21(1) Maintenance of premises
  • Standard 3.2.3 8 Lighting
  • Standard 3.2.2 3(1) Skills and Knowledge

19 counts.

Court decision date: 17 June 2020

Court: Adelaide Magistrates Court

Prosecution brought by: City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Penalty:

Fine: $7,500.00
Court Fee: $1,100.00
V.I.C. Levy: $3,040.00
Community Service: 80 hours within 12 months of court decision date
Total: $11,640.00

Comments: Pleaded guilty