SHOCKING images of a famous pizza outlet infested by cockroaches and a nauseatingly dirty kitchen have been revealed.
A Domino’s pizza outlet in Sydney was shut down after the stomach-churning photos emerged.
The Domino’s was inspected after a customer complained they had allegedly found a cockroach backed inside their pizza.
It is during this surprise visit that the inspectors took the photos, which showed a live cockroach and egg casings on the floor and walls of the venue, as well as dead insects in sticky traps.
Other photos showed the built up dirt and food residue on a rolling machine as well as dirty food containers and can openers.
The inspection found the pizza place failed “to take all practicable measures to eradicate and prevent the harbourage of pests” and did not maintain the required standards of cleanliness.
The Domino’s outlet in Chatswood was shut down and fined $1,760
A Willoughby City Council spokesman said most businesses do the “right thing” and put customers first in regards to food safety.
However, this Domino’s pizza restaurant did not, he told 9news.com.au.
“Our actions in relation to this premises shows that we take food safety extremely seriously and will act when needed to ensure businesses are taking the right steps to guarantee the health and safety of their customers,” he said.
“The fines, and the Council inspection of the premises, followed the Council receiving a customer complaint in March 2022 alleging a cockroach was baked inside a pizza purchased from the food business.”
A Domino’s Australia spokesman admitted that the restaurant did not meet the food safety requirements following the inspection on on March 24.
“Domino’s agrees with council’s determination and took full possession of this store from the franchisee last week, closing it immediately to undertake renovation works – including repairing, replacing and deep cleaning all equipment, and sanitising food preparation areas and utensils in accordance with Domino’s high food safety standards.
“This store will not re-open until it has been fully repaired, deep cleaned, and awarded an updated food safety licence.
The spokesperson added: “Food safety and quality is of the utmost importance to Domino’s and we apologise to local customers.”
The pizza outlet is expected to re-open under new management.
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