Friday, 16 January 2009

WELLINGTON CITY COUNCIL HAS RESTAURANT FOOD SAFETY UNDER CONTROL

We lilke it when people talk back and Richard MacLean the councils comms czar has been quick to stamp out any impression that the council needs to name and shame restaurants.
Thanks Richard.

Greetings Roarprawn
At Wellington City Council we've generally found the idea of a 'name and shame' list or similar to be largely pointless. Our preferred approach is to inspect restaurants and other food premises regularly - and really get on the case of places that aren't shaping up. This means lots of visits. Usually the recalcitrant owners get the message about hygiene etc very quickly and problems go away.
On the rare occasions that we prosecute, the resulting media publicity almost always proves fatal to the business - they see their customers disappear overnight and they are closed within weeks. Just the threat of prosecution focuses the attention of restaurant owners very, very quickly.
cheers!
Richard MacLean - WCC Communications

4 comments:

Cactus Kate said...

"Our preferred approach is to inspect restaurants and other food premises regularly - and really get on the case of places that aren't shaping up. This means lots of visits".

In other words Roarprawn, they dine at these places as much as you do!!!!

Nice to see you haven't sold out to the Comms people who feed you this twaddle....(sarcasm)

David Baigent said...

OOOOOOOooooooooooooo.....!! take that.

Lucy said...

hehehe hahaha hohoho

brunette said...

sell out???! never . Richard is not one to pussy foot and is well respected for not buying into the old PR gloss it up bullshit.
In a way I can see what he means - if a Restuarant does get prosecuted it does end up a a fairly major story in the Dom.ster