Food Safety Requirements
Food Safety refers to the handling, preparation and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illnesses. Maintaining food safety standards is a key component of ensuring Public Health and wellbeing, and in South Australia this is administered and enforced using the Food Act 2001.
Note: Forms are available at the bottom of this page.
Under this legislation, all food businesses are required to adhere to the National FSANZ Food Safety Standards. This Standard outlines the appropriate handling, processing and storage practices that aim to minimise food contamination and reduce the risk of exposure to foodborne illnesses.
The following documents are provided to assist food business owners in complying with the requirements of the FSANZ Food Safety Standards:
The proprietor of a food business must complete Food Business Notification (FBN) form and return it to Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council 14 days prior to commencing business.
Notification only needs to be completed once unless the food business details change, such as owners, name and address.
Food Safety – Events
If you want to sell food to the public it is essential to adhere to the guidelines for temporary food premises to ensure food is handled appropriately and that the operator complies with the relevant legislation.
Consideration should also be made when operating a stall to the following:
- proprietors should maintain a list of where foods are made, or supplied
- temperature controls for high risk foods
- suitable display of food with requirements of Food Safety Standards
- hand washing facilities
Temporary Food Stalls
It is the responsibility of the Event Co-ordinator to ensure all stall holders who provide food at the event have completed a “Food Business Notification Form (New or Changed)” fourteen (14) days prior to the event.
Free Online Food Safety Training
The Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council takes food hygiene within our Council very seriously.
All food businesses have obligations and the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council is assisting food businesses to meet these obligations by providing free access to this exciting new training tool.
There is a high demand for training within the food sector. This training will assist food handlers in developing the required skills and knowledge to ensure food is handled in a safe and hygienic manner.
The program is easy to follow, includes an entertaining presentation as well as interactive quizzes. A training acknowledgement form can be printed upon completion and be kept as a part of your staff records.
Visit www.cgvc.imalert.com.au to conduct the training now.