If you have concerns about a food business please contact Council's Development Services Department on 6972 2266.
IM ALERT - Online Interactive Food Safety Program
This web based program allows for food premises and food handlers, within the Shire, to undertake comprehensive food safety training. The program is designed in such a way that new food handlers can undertake full training prior to commencement within the food industry as well as allowing for existing food handlers not only to undertake a full revision but to undertake revision of individual modules for the training.
The program is easy to follow, includes an entertaining presentation as well as interactive quizzes. In addition to this, a training acknowledgement form can be printed upon completion and be kept as part of your staff records.
Simply click on the following address http://www.blandshire.imalert.com.au/
Council is responsible for Food Regulation in the local government area, through administration of the Food Act 2003 and its regulations. These incorporate the national Food Safety Standards. As part of its statutory role Council is involved in undertaking regular inspections, food recalls, investigation of alleged incidents of food borne illness or food contamination, and for responding to public health emergencies.
Council carries out food safety work with the support of the NSW Food Authority and the Commonwealth's regulatory bodies.
The Truth About Food Poisoning
Food poisoning is messy. Learn more about the causes of food poisoning, symptoms, how to avoid it and the truth about carrots and vomit. Click on the link below at your own risk.
Registration of Businesses
The Food Act now requires that all food businesses register with the relevant authorities various details.
The details Council require are:
Proprietors name and address Nature of food business Location.
An introduction to the Food Safety Standards for charities and community organizations
Charities and community organisations play an important role in our community, and fundraising events are a major contribution to the work of the community. But no one wants people to get sick from the food they eat at these events.
In Australia, the food law places many responsibilities on the official of a charity or community organisation that is selling food, you need to be aware of these responsibilities.
If you understand your legal responsibilities and plan your events properly and in good time, complying with the law is straight forward.
You will need to register with the Food Authority.