By Charlie Moore For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 00:37 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 00:37 BST, 1 October 2019
Dozens of restaurants have been fined for appalling food safety breaches including failing to stop pest invasions, clean equipment or store food at the right temperature.
Since January this year, the NSW Food Authority has handed out hundreds of fines adding up to almost $220,000.
Sydney's worst offender is Indian takeaway Banoful Restaurant and Sweets in Lakemba which has been hit with nine fines totalling almost $10,000.
Victorian Noodle Restaurant (pictured) in Chatswood was fined six times for having a dirty kitchen and failing to store food safely
The eatery was caught out storing and making food unsafely, meaning it could get contaminated.
Victorian Noodle Restaurant in Chatswood was fined six times for having a dirty kitchen and failing to store food safely.
And Chinese restaurant Da Jian Chen was fined twice for failing to stop pests getting into the kitchen and not providing hand-washing facilities.
It wasn't just restaurants in the city that found themselves in trouble as 15 Bondi Beach eateries were fined.
Smoothie and brunch spot Berri Patch Bondi was fined three times for having a dirty kitchen, failing to store food