Sumary of iCook Foods founder Ian Cook claims no evidence was used to destroy his business:
- I Cook Foods, based in Dandenong, was closed in 2019 after an elderly woman died in Knox Private hospital, which the caterer supplied, with listeriosis suspected as contributing to her death.
- Senior council officers testifying at the inquiry claimed evidence surrounding the case was doctored and destroyed, and there was little evidence to suggest the woman had eaten sandwiches from the business.
- The case has brought the Greater Dandenong Council and the Department of Health under scrutiny for their handling of and involvement in the investigation.
- Camera IconThe boss of iCook Foods, Ian Cook (right), says his company was treated differently by Greater Dandenong Council.
- Camera IconiCook Foods in Dandenong South was shut down by the state government over listeria concerns.
- Google Credit: SuppliedAlso testifying at the inquiry was whistleblower Kim Rogerson, a former Greater Dandenong Council food inspector who has accused the council of wanting to “destroy” iCook Foods.