Mark Donaldson of the Wanneroo Times writes, a Currambine food outlet, which has now shut down, has been fined for a food safety breach after a customer bit into a piece of metal while eating a meal last year.
No one from the business appeared in court to face the charge of “a person must not sell food that is unsuitable”.
The City of Joondalup prosecutor said a customer bought a three cheese ravioli from the store in May, 2017.
The complainant was eating a meal and bit into something hard, damaging a tooth.
Investigators found it was a rivet that had fallen off a cheese grater.
Magistrate Edward de Vries considered it a minor food safety case but said the customer “would have been in some pain biting into a metal rivet”.
He fined the business $3000 plus costs of another $3000.
The prosecutor conceded there was little chance of recovering the fine now the business had shut down.