Sometimes businesses don’t comply with the Food Act or Food Standards Code.
We always aim to educate and help businesses comply with the Food Act 1984 or the Food Standards Code.
Our education and assistance includes topics covered in our newsletter, such as not having adequate hand washing facilities, having uncovered foods on display, staff members not handling foods safely, coming to work with gastro symptoms/food poisoning or not paying a Food Act renewal on time.
However, where this hasn’t worked to address a problem, or there’s a risk to public health, enforcement action can be taken by Council.
Enforcement action can range from warnings and Food Act Orders, up to fines and even court prosecution.