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THE Australian arm of the world’s best-known fast food chain has been served up $70,000 in fines after a council inspection found traces of cockroaches, and a pest bait resting above an ice container, in a busy Brisbane McDonald’s restaurant.
The eatery, at the entrance to the Myer Centre near the corner of Albert and Elizabeth streets, is just one of 21 traders, establishments and individuals fined almost a combined $370,000 this year, after successful prosecutions as part of Brisbane City Council’s Eat Safe program.
As well as finding cockroaches in parts of the premises, inspectors recorded a build-up of grime and grease on the floor near a washing-up area, while food waste was found on a slicer.
Court documents show McDonald’s Australia Limited was charged with the Food Act breaches after an inspection last year.
In a prepared statement, a McDonald’s spokeswoman said the chain was “disappointed with these occurrences” and that food safety was a “top priority”.
“In all cases we took immediate measures to address the issue and prevent any recurrence, including reinforcing our procedures and conducting internal audits,” she said.