Cockroaches found in noodles, bread

Madagascan Hissing Cockroach _Gromphadorhina portentosa_

A New South Wales  noodle shop that served up a dish with a side of cockroach is one of 28 food outlets named and shamed this week for poor health and safety practices.

Delicious Noodle in Taree was issued with three fines for offences including selling food with a cockroach in it and having the live and dead insects in the premises.

Bankstown Bakehouse was also fined for selling a loaf of bread with a cockroach embedded in one slice. Both businesses have been added to the NSW Food Authority’s name and shame list.  Primary Industries Minister Steve Whan said businesses had to face the consequences of their actions.

“There is no doubt finding a cockroach in food you have paid good money for would be upsetting to say the least,” Mr Whan said. “Incidents like these are the very reason the NSW government provides consumers with such information, so they can make informed decisions about where to eat.”

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