Good hygiene and food safety practices can prevent food poisoning and other food borne illnesses. The Town's Environmental Health Officers carry out routine food safety and hygiene assessments of all businesses preparing food for sale to the general public, including food vehicles.
Assessments are carried out to measure compliance of the food business with the requirements of the Food Act 2008 and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. Inspections examine the structure of the premises and the practices carried out by the food handlers when storing, preparing and serving food.
Other strategies in place to ensure that the food sold within the Town is safe include:
- Sampling of locally produced foods and comparison to microbial and chemical food standards
- Investigating complaints about food and food handling practices
- Periodically running safe food handling seminars for food handlers
NEW & REFURBISHED FOOD BUSINESSES
If you want to open a new food business or refurbish and existing food business within the Town of Victoria Park you must obtain all the relevant approvals such as planning approval, building permits and environmental health approval. It is highly recommended that you seek the advice of an Environmental Health Officer before submitting any applications.
FOOD BUSINESS TRANSFERS
If you are buying a food business, you must notify the Town of the new owner details and any changes to the food business activities. A Food Business Transfer form can be downloaded below.
TEMPORARY FOOD BUSINESSES
Temporary food businesses must be approved by the Town prior to being set up at an event and must comply with the Food Act 2008, the Food Regulations 2009 and the Food Standards Code. To apply, please submit a Temporary Food Business application form which can be downloaded below.
Should you have any queries relating to food business, please contact Health and Regulatory Services and speak to an Environmental Health Officer on (08) 9311 8111 or email email@example.com.
FOOD SAFETY TRAINING
The Town offers FREE online food safety training called "I'M ALERT". It is simple to use, only takes a couple hours and staff can print off a certificate of completion. This training can assist proprietors and staff members achieve the skills and knowledge requirement of the Food Safety Standards. To start the training log on to I'M ALERT here: www.victoriapark.imalert.com.au
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