The Eat Safe program assesses businesses on categories including compliance with health regulations.
The Eat Safe program assesses businesses on categories including compliance with health regulations.

LIST: How did your local eatery go on its health inspection?

TWO Mackay food businesses have failed health inspections and were given the lowest possible rating.

Mackay Regional Council's Eat Safe program assesses businesses on several categories including compliance with health regulations.

A zero-star health rating - the lowest possible - are given to businesses that may have "very unclean premises, poor hygiene practices, incorrect temperatures and presence of pests and vermin", the latest Community and Client Services Monthly Review said.

Two businesses earned that rating, down from four issued in March and one zero-star rating in both April and June.

Community and Client Services director Angela Hays said the council would investigate enforcement options under the Food Act.

"This could include anything from issuing improvement notices, infringements, show cause notices or prosecution," she said.

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"Council takes this very seriously as the public's health is our number one priority."

Only one food business out of 23 inspected was given a five-star rating in June.

One third of Mackay businesses inspected last month were not meeting COVID Safe operating requirements.

And Mackay Regional Council officers said it was part of a two-month trend of high levels unsafe pandemic protocols in food and beauty therapy businesses.

Ms Hays said council had inspected 40 businesses in June and 29 in May.

One third of Mackay businesses inspected last month were not meeting COVID Safe operating requirements.
One third of Mackay businesses inspected last month were not meeting COVID Safe operating requirements.

She said council officers were working with the businesses to bring them up to code.

Ms Hays said about 30 per cent non-compliance was recorded over both months.

"Some of the COVID-19 health violations included things like COVID checklists not being completed, mandatory Tafe training not being completed by all staff, social distancing issues and contact information not being recorded," she said.

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Mackay Eat Safe health star ratings

Provided by Mackay Regional Council as of July 10 2020

Food businesses with a Five-star rating are considered an "excellent performer" by Mackay Regional Council and are fully compliant with food safety standards.

Four-Stars are awarded to businesses who are "very good performers" with high compliance with Mackay Regional Council's food safety standards.

Three-star businesses were assessed to have a good level of compliance with food safety standards.

Only businesses with three-stars or higher are listed on the Mackay Regional Council site.

Food businesses may also not be listed below as disclosing health rating is voluntary.

Food vendors may not be listed if they have not paid their annual food licence fee or if the business has recently opened or changed owners and has not been audited yet, council wrote on its website.

 Five-Stars

Farmer Joe's Food Barn, Mobile Food Vehicle

Foodpac Pty Ltd, Lot 8 Mackay- Eungella Road, Netherdale

Gelatissimo Mackay, 174 Victoria Street Mackay

Adeona Mackay , 63 Celeber Drive Andergrove

Goanna Brewing, 11/2529 Transport Avenue Paget

Nightowl Victoria Street , 113 Victoria Street Mackay

Ozcare Homeless Men's Hostel, 16 Industrial Street Mackay

Walkerston Bakery, 9 Dutton Street Walkerston

Mackay Resort Motel, 154 Nebo Road Mackay

Kidzplay & Learning Centre, 29 Huron Crescent Andergrove

Lead Childcare, 1315 Sunseeker Court Blacks Beach

Mackay Rehabilitation Hospital, 57 Norris Road Mount Pleasant

Masala Indian Cuisine Mackay, 132 Victoria Street Mackay

Mackay Airport Ibis Hotel, 4118 Boundary Road East South Mackay

Mackay Golf Club Inc, Lot 2 Mackay-Bucasia Road Beaconsfield

Qantas Lounge Mackay, 4118 Boundary Road East South Mackay

Social fresh and local, 8 Creek Street Walkerston

Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina, 40 Mulherin Drive Mackay Harbour

Francis of Assisi Home, 2 Dupuy Street West Mackay

KFC Caneland Central, Caneland Central 2 Mangrove Road Mackay

Nanyima Aged Care Inc, 61 Alexandra Street Mirani

BP Andergrove (Oak Street), 3842 Oak Street Andergrove

KFC Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Centre 54A Phillip Street Mount Pleasant

Mackay Meals On Wheels Association Incorporated, 428 Shakespeare Street West Mackay

Sarina Aged Residential Home Incorp, 1832 Hoey Street Sarina

Snugglepot Kindyland, 51 Grendon Street North Mackay

Harrup Park Country Club, 89 Juliet Street South Mackay

Goodstart Early Learning Rural View, 810 Carl Street Rural View

Virgin Australia Lounge Mackay Airport, 4118 Boundary Road East South Mackay

Glenella Care Aged Care Centre, 2935 Davey Street Glenella

Goodstart Early Learning Mackay, 46 Macalister Street Mackay

Jays Catering, 216 Celeber Drive Andergrove

Moreton Drive Early Learning Centre, 22 Moreton Drive Rural View

Birralee Child Care Centre Association Inc, 33 Clements Street Mackay

Mount Pleasant Early Learning Centre, 24 Discovery Lane Mount Pleasant

My School Child Care & Kindergarten, 2 Finch Street Slade Point

Red Rooster Canelands (Food Court), Caneland Central 2 Mangrove Road Mackay

Whitsunday Anglican School Plaza Lunchbox, 216 Celeber Drive Andergrove

Lava Carts Mt Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Centre 54A Phillip Street Mount Pleasant

Noodle and Sushi Paradise Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Centre 54A Phillip Street Mount Pleasant

Red Rooster Mt Pleasant Food Court, Mount Pleasant Centre 54A Phillip Street Mount Pleasant

Four Stars

El Papas, Mobile Food Vehicle

Longmile Mangoes, Mackay Markets and Events

Shore Fresh Seafoods, Mobile Food Vehicle

The Runaway Carrot, Mackay Markets and Events

Brinvik's Kitchen, Mackay Markets and Events

Mooz Gluten Free, Mackay Markets and Events

Jojo's Bakehouse, Mackay Markets and Events

MDS Tailored Catering, Mackay Markets and Events

Debbie's Seafood Pty Ltd, Mobile Food Vehicle

Fa Passion Cake Specialists, Mackay Markets and Events

Retrospect Life/Pasta Cucina, Mackay Markets and Events

The Tuckerduck Pty Ltd, 21/28-34 Caterpillar Drive Paget

Debbie's Seafood Pty Ltd, 16 David Muir Street Slade Point

Woolworths Marian, 247 Anzac Avenue Marian

Andergrove Tavern, 64 Andergrove Road Andergrove

Nightowl Greenfields, 2/4 Grandview Drive Mount Pleasant

Carinya Mini Mart, 46 Tolcher Street Mount Pleasant

Gloria Jeans, 26 Evans Avenue North Mackay

Resthaven On Quarry, 10 Sands Terrace North Mackay

Shamrock Hotel, 163/173 Nebo Road West Mackay

Westminster Lodge, 4 Don Wright Court Andergrove

Zambrero Mackay CBD, 47 Gordon Street Mackay

A DejaVu Experience, 29 Sydney Street Mackay

Baskin Robbins Parkside, 249 Bridge Road West Mackay

Nightowl Slade Point, 1 Finch Street Slade Point

Porters Home and Building Centre, 2428 Gordon Street Mackay

Sorbello's Italian Restaurant, 166 Victoria Street Mackay

Zambrero Caneland, Caneland Central 2 Mangrove Road Mackay

Bakers Delight Canelands, Caneland Central 2 Mangrove Road Mackay

Mackay Cubbiehouse Childcare Centre, 18 Beaconsfield Road Beaconsfield

Mobil Slade Point, 320322 Slade Point Road Slade Point

Nicks Supa IGA, 331 Bridge Road Mackay

Poppy's Pizza Place, 8 Creek Street Walkerston

The Botanist Cafe and Bar, 4118 Boundary Road East South Mackay

Caltex Star Mart Paget, 13 Empire Street Paget

Ducksnuts Tucker, 21/2834 Caterpillar Drive Paget

Pizza Hut North Mackay, 68 Discovery Lane Mount Pleasant

Boost Juice, 4118 Boundary Road East South Mackay

Jamaica Blue Caneland, Mackay Caneland Central 2 Mangrove Road Mackay

Jamaica Blue Mackay, 31 Gordon Street Mackay

Mt Ossa Rural (Zarby's Cafe), 4440 Bruce Highway Mount Ossa

Platypus Lodge Restaurant, 595 Eungella Dam Road Eungella Hinterland

Birch Carroll & Coyle Mt Pleasant, 1329 Grandview Drive Mount Pleasant

Caltex "Star Mart" Bucasia, 1 Rosewood Drive Rural View

Joa Sushi Mount Pleasant Centre, 54A Phillip Street Mount Pleasant

Masala Indian Cuisine Northern Beaches, 7/3 Rosewood Drive Rural View

Caltex "Malcomson Street" Service Station, 78 Malcomson Street North Mackay

Global Product Search Bluewater Lagoon, 2 Matsuura Drive Mackay

Resourceful Food Pty Ltd, 9 Quarry Street North Mackay

The Coffee Club Canelands Riverfront, Caneland Central 2 Mangrove Road

Jamaica Blue Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Centre 54A Phillip Street Mount Pleasant

Coco Cubano Mackay, 74 Wood Street Mackay

The Coffee Club Cafe Bar Restaurant, 74 Wood Street Mackay

Burger Urge, Shop 18 31 Gordon Street Mackay

Cool Mango Salad Bar, 73 Victoria Street Mackay

Hungry Jack's, 6 Peel Street Mackay

Domino's North Mackay, 40 Evans Avenue North Mackay

Three stars

Cargo Aroma, Mobile Food Vehicle

Iconic Indulgence, Mobile Food Vehicle

Amanda Dumpling, Mackay Markets and Events

Annie's Kitchen, Mobile Food Vehicle

Bonny Cakes, Mackay Markets and Events

Canefields Kitchen, Mackay Markets and Events

Cloudbreak Lowlines, Mackay Markets and Events

Crystalbrook Patisserie, Mackay Markets and Events

Dumpling Hut Mackay, Markets and Events

Flavours & More Mackay, Markets and Events

Jackie Bakes, Mackay Markets and Events

Mudpuddles Ice Cream, Mobile Food Vehicle

Split the Beanz, Mobile Food Vehicle

The Nutty Bavarian, Mobile Food Vehicle

Beverley A Rush, Mackay Markets and Events

Busy Bee Pie Van, Mobile Food Vehicle

Cupcakes & Tarts Mackay, Mackay Markets and Events

Gumby's Cakes, Mackay Markets and Events

Layers of Love, Mackay Markets and Events

One Hungry Mumma, Mackay Markets and Events

Sugar Mumma Cupcakes, Mackay Markets and Events

Tully Pieman Pty Ltd, Mobile Food Vehicle

Water Kefir Mackay, Mackay Markets and Events

Clinton Johnson & Tali Lean, Mackay Markets and Events

Healthy Stuff N Junk, Mackay Markets and Events

Busy Bee No. 2 Pie Van, Mobile Food Vehicle

K and Co, 86 Holts Road Richmond

Eimeo Surf Lifesaving Supporters Club, 6 Eimeo Esplanade Eimeo

Fusion 128, 128 Victoria Street Mackay

Lantern Motor Inn, 149 Nebo Road Mackay

Ambassador Hotel, 2 Sydney Street Mackay

Malaysia House, 161 Victoria Street Mackay

Pioneer Valley Diner, 17 Alexandra Street Mirani

Casu Jacks, Lot 50 Mulherin Drive Mackay Harbour

Healthy Habits Mackay Caneland Central, 2 Mangrove Road Mackay

McGuires CBD Hotel, 15 Wood Street Mackay

Jacksons Takeaway, 2/2529 Evans Avenue North Mackay

Real Kebab Mackay, 83 Victoria Street Mackay

The Eungella Chalet, 2 Chelmer Street Eungella

Aussie Hot Takeaway, 7278 Celeber Drive Andergrove

Bing's Nomiya, 145 Victoria Street Mackay

Marque and Grill, 55 River Street Mackay

Pioneer Valley Café, 247 Anzac Avenue Marian

Pumpt Carvery Caneland Central, 2 Mangrove Road Mackay

Seaforth General Store, 8 George Street Seaforth

Sorbellos Pasta Express, 7278 Celeber Drive Andergrove

Subway Marian, 247 Anzac Avenue Marian

The Siding Cafe, 9 Dutton Street Walkerston

Bakers Creek Tavern, 1 Matsen Street Bakers Creek

BP Bloomsbury, 8514 Bruce Highway Bloomsbury

Carlyle Gardens Mackay, Carlyle Village 206 Phillip Street Mount Pleasant

KFC Nebo Road, 25 Nebo Road Mackay

Kookaburras Store, 7 Alexandra Street Mirani

Railway Hotel, 41 Daly Street Marian

Salonika Palms Restaurant, 145151 Rasmussen Avenue Hay Point

Sarina Sugar Shed, 5 Railway Square Sarina

The Cheesecake Shop, 129/139 Shakespeare Street Mackay

The Leap Hotel, 1954 Bruce Highway The Leap

Caltex City Cabs, 30 Victoria Street Mackay

Country Charm Garden and Gifts, 9 Matsens Road Marian

Country Plaza Motor Inn, 40 Nebo Road West Mackay

Dragon Magic Noodle House, 323 Bridge Road West Mackay

Gargett Store and Post Office, 8 Chris Johnson Street Gargett

Mackay Indoor Sports Area, 225 Harbour Road Mackay Harbour

MARC Aquatic, 193 Boundary Road Ooralea

MARC Athletic, 193 Boundary Road Ooralea

Moonlight Palace Mount Pleasant Centre, 54A Phillip Street Mount Pleasant

Pinnacle Hotel, 21 Child Street Pinnacle

Stellarossa Mt Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Centre 54A Phillip Street Mount Pleasant

The Whitsunday Biscuit Factory, 2/43 Gregory Street Mackay

Borthwicks Canteen, 113 Main Street Bakers Creek

Donut King Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Centre 54A Phillip Street Mount Pleasant

Gloria Jeans Coffees Canelands, Caneland Central 2 Mangrove Road Mackay

Healthy Habits Mt Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Centre 54A Phillip Street Mount Pleasant

Swift River Distillery, 79 Longwall Place Paget

The Point Tavern Pty Ltd, 7 Conder Parade Midge Point

Hog's Breath Cafe Mackay, 29 Wood Street Mackay

Lighthouse Seafood Restaurant On The Marina, Lot 50 Mulherin Drive Mackay Harbour

St Helens Bowls Club, 106 Pratts Road Calen

The Deck Steakhouse On The Marina, Lot 50 Mulherin Drive Mackay Harbour

Vella's Fish Bar, 119 Sydney Street Mackay

Windmill Motel and Reception Centre, 1119 Highway Plaza Mount Pleasant

BP Balberra, 84 Macs Truckstop Service Road Balberra

BP Mackay (Nebo Road), 324 Nebo Road West Mackay

Milton Street Mini Mart and Takeaway, 95 Milton Street Mackay

Sarina Burgers and Seafood Takeaway, 13 Sarina Beach Road Sarina

Bing's Nomiya Mini, 10 Eimeo Road Rural View

3 Cheese Pizza Company Pty Ltd, 106 Nebo Road West Mackay

Caltex "Nebo Road" Service Station, 155 Nebo Road West Mackay

Domino's Andergrove, 3/1014 Central Drive Andergrove

Gloria Jeans Coffees Mt Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Centre 54A Phillip Street Mount Pleasant

O'Sheas Hotel, 1 Fadden Street Walkerston

Red Rooster Mackay Airport, 4118 Boundary Road East South Mackay

Southern Suburbs Football Club, 177 Milton Street South Mackay

Mackay Junior Rugby Football League, 4515 Casey Avenue South Mackay

Mount Pleasant Kebabs, Mount Pleasant Centre 54A Phillip Street Mount Pleasant

Noodle and Sushi Paradise Parkside, 251 Bridge Road West Mackay

Carinderia, 65 Sydney Street Mackay

Vella's Fish Bar Xpress, 3/3 Rosewood Drive Rural View

Calen Hotel, 16 McIntyre Street Calen

Caltex Marian, 362 Anzac Avenue Marian

Chow In, 68 Victoria Street Mackay

Crusty's Bakehouse, 65 Milton Street Mackay

The Flackyard Pty Ltd, 4343 MackayEungella Road Pinnacle

Bushman's Bread, 45 Evans Avenue North Mackay

Doc's Place, 472 Bridge Road West Mackay

Busy Bee Paget, 4/37 Connors Road Paget