The People's Project

The People's Project SPECIAL: Slug Gate Part 1 of 2

32 Minutes

This is the story of Slug Gate. It’s a true tale of a family catering business targeted by an unethical council and destroyed with the help of Brett Sutton, Dan Andrews and a mysteriously appearing slug.

On the back of an 86 year old woman’s death, iCook foods was publicly accused of infecting a Knox Private Hospital patient with listeria.

What is less well known is that the Dandenong Council (who led the investigation) had a CEO who was shareholder and on the board of iCook’s competitor Community Chef. Coincidentally, the hospital contract went straight to Community Chef after iCook was shut down on the orders of Brett Sutton.

New security camera footage shows just how implausible and politically motivated this closure could be, and warns that if they can do this to family owned iCook Foods, then no food business in Victoria is safe.

There is much we couldn’t fit into this report, such as the Dandenong Council whistleblower who usually inspected iCook foods. She brought evidence that the Council pressured her to alter previous reports on iCook foods to support the council’s new claim of lysteria:

Part 1 host: Emily from Voice for Victoria

Watch Part 2 ‘Why Did They Plant the Slug?’ at