Target apologises for faecal fingering 3

Last Tuesday’s episode of Target (June 16) screened an undercover camera segment looking into hygiene standards at a number of Auckland cafes.

Food was purchased at the cafes, and the samples sent away for laboratory testing.

One of those samples came back with a high reading of faecal coliform. In the programme, this reading was attributed to Café Cezanne in Ponsonby Road.

Further investigation by the producers revealed an error in the way the samples were coded by a Top Shelf employee. This means Top Shelf is unable to confirm which café produced the high faecal coliform count.

Top Shelf has acknowledged this is completely unacceptable and arose due to human error from a now former employee. Top Shelf has unreservedly apologised for this mistake, and noted that Café Cezanne was recently awarded an A food grading by the Auckland City Council.

-TV3

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  1. Have you really thought this through? After years (I think 10) of Target and hundreds of episodes that help people save money… One employee makes a mistake and you want all the people who work on target to lose their jobs?

    I’m guessing that Cafe Cezanne has had so much free press that this mistake has most likely kept their business in business.

    The girl who made the mistake has been fired and by all accounts is near suicidal.

    Good job.

    Jess

  2. The people responsible for such incompetency that caused a successful cafe to nearly go bankrupt should be sued into oblivion then fired. It shows to me that this show is a complete farce.

    Marc

  3. Oh dear. This – along with the article about the clothing last year – makes Target less creditable each day.