Cockroach sandwich? Calls to name and shame dirty school canteens

The Australians are really getting into restaurant inspection disclosure — via the name and shame route.

Sydneysiders are now saying school canteens should be held to the same standards. reports that,

Gastro outbreaks, cockroaches in sandwiches and mice droppings in pie ovens are among a number of complaints that have seen 38 Sydney schools targeted by the food safety authority since 2004.

Shadow Education Minister Andrew Stoner said,

“We don’t allow other businesses – takeaways and restaurants – to get away with this. We can’t allow school canteens to do it. … name and shame the schools where canteens are not up to scratch.”

Go for it.

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