Food Safety

 

Food safety practices are essential for the health and safety of our community. To minimise the potentially serious impact upon the health and wellbeing of the community, as well as the financial viability of their business, food business operators must ensure that relevant food safety standards and requirements are satisfied at all times. Council's Environmental Health Officers enforce compliance with the requirements and standards of the NSW Food Authority. All permanent and temporary food businesses must obtain approval from Council in order to operate.

A large proportion of food-borne illness is caused by poor food handling practices. It is extremely important that all food handlers and supervisors have the appropriate skills and knowledge in food hygiene. It is also important that food premises are maintained in a clean and sanitary condition to minimise potential contamination of food from dirt, grease, bacteria and other substances.

For further information please contact Council on 6965 1900.