A food business is defined as a business, enterprise or activity that involves the handling of food intended for sale, and/or the sale of food. Therefore, it includes mobile food vans, caterers, food shops and home catering businesses.
The potential of food-borne illness is ever-present. This, combined with the increasing trend for people to "eat out", means it is vital for food premises within Kiama Municipal Council area to be safe. To ensure food is prepared and handled in a safe manner and the premises are structurally correct, a regular inspection program is conducted by the Environmental Health Officer. Fees are charged for inspections conducted by the Council Environmental Health Officer.
To assist food premises achieve safe food-handling practices, Council offers food safety fact sheets. The fact sheets provide basic knowledge that will help you provide safe and hygienic food to your patrons. In addition to the fact sheets, there are also temperature monitoring and cleaning schedule templates that have been developed to assist in further improving food safety and in helping you move towards a food safety program. The New South Wales Food Authority provides a wide range of fact sheets to assist those in the food industry.
Fees are charged for inspections conducted by the Council Environmental Health Officer.
Prior to buying a business Council can inspect and provide a report of areas that require improvement or repair. To organise an inspection contact Council's Environmental Health Officer on 4232 0444.
Do you operate a food premises in the Kiama Municipality? You and your staff can take a free online training course to ensure your food handling practises are up to date. More details about the online course are available on this flyer (pdf 1.98 MB).
Last updated: Monday 6 May, 2013