A Muffin Break store manager has been busted criticising staff for throwing away out-of-date meat, saying she was annoyed at having to pull it out of bins to serve customers.
The Courier-Mail has uncovered messages sent by the Muffin Break store manager in Queensland’s Westfield Chermside, where she expresses anger at staff for throwing away ham a day after its best-before date.
‘The price of a bag of shaved ham are $10.25, times 2 are $20.25 (sic) was been ready to wasted,’ the message, as shared to The Courier-Mail, reads.
‘I took them out from bin still trying to use it, but should I always doing this? Is it right thing to do? Of coarse (sic) not! But anyone ready to pay for $20.50?
‘There are lots of stuff has been wasted like this way, however this shop really can’t afford this waste anymore.’
A Muffin Break spokesman told The Courier-Mail that the company, whose tagline is “Always Fresh”, was investigating the allegations.
‘Muffin Break is committed to the highest standards of food safety and workplace health and safety, and we do not condone these alleged practices,’ the spokesman said.
‘We take any breach of regulations for food safety and workplace health and safety very seriously.
‘We are currently conducting a full investigation and have our operational staff onsite today.’
The Courier-Mail reports that the manager was caught pulling off ham from the bins.
Amy SinclairAmy Sinclair is the editor of New Idea Food. She is a former weekly magazine editor who loves all things food, cooking and eating - especially the eating! When she's not looking after her three children, you'll find her in the kitchen or busily hiding online shopping purchases from her husband.