A revelation over a sandwich that was used to ruin a Melbourne food company will see a parliamentary inquiry into the controversy reopened.
The parliamentary inquiry into the iCook Foods closure is to be reopened, MP Fiona Patten says.
The move follows a series of recent revelations about the circumstances of the company’s closure, ordered by the Department of Health and Human Services.
These included the Herald Sun revealing DHHS had received a Knox Council report that an elderly woman who died with listeria in her system had not eaten a sandwich prepared by iCook.
The alleged sandwich connection was used as justification for the shutdown, despite DHHS already having a copy of the report clearing iCook.
Ms Patten has tweeted this afternoon that: “The legal and social issues committee, which I chair, will reopen their investigation into the closure of iCook Foods after new information not previously disclosed to the inquiry came to light in the last few days.”
iCook founder Ian Cook welcomed resumption of the inquiry.
“Let’s hope democracy is served by this second round. There were a lot of lies by omission,” he said.
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