Australian bakery owner slams ‘ridiculous’ food safety fine for paper towel slip

Someone who’s not a fan of restaurant inspections is Matthew Carr, the owner of the Corner Bakehouse and Café in Budgewoi, who was fined $880 for not having enough paper towels­.

BudgewoiCarr has slammed the penalty as “ridiculous” after his bakery was one of 16 Wyong Shire eateries named and shamed on a statewide food safety register.

Carr was forced to stump up $1760 in two fines last year for noncompliance in relation to cleaning requirements with details published on the NSW Food Authority register and reported in the ­Express Advocate.

 “What this guy found was insignificant — silly things like paper towels,” he said.

“I think it is obviously just revenue-raising for Wyong Council and these people are being sent to nail businesses left, right and centre.”