Council EHO regularly conducts food business inspections of all premises to ensure adequate standards are met and acceptable food handling techniques used when preparing food for human consumption.
Food operators must comply with the relevant legislative requirements which include:
- Food Act 2001
- Food Regulations 2002
- Food Safety Standards (FSANZ Food Standards Code Chapter 3)
More information regarding legislation and policies with respect to food can be found at the Department of Health Food Safety index
EHO's also attend to customer complaints with respect to food handling, food poisoning investigations and food recall follow-ups.
Food Business Notification
When a food business is established, or when the ownership/management of an existing food business changes, Council must be notified, before commencement of operations, by completing a Food Business Notification Form and returning it to Council. Notification only needs to be completed once unless the food business details change.
Food Business Notification Form Food Business Notification Form(45 kb).
Further information regarding the notification requirements can be found at Department of Health Website.
FREE - Online Food Safety Training
To assist food businesses to meet their obligations Council has provided free access to this exciting new training tool. This training will assist food handlers in developing the required skills and knowledge to ensure food is handled in a safe and hygienic manner.
To complete the training, follow this link I'm Alert - Food Safety Training