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Food safety requirements

Food safety refers to the handling, preparation and storage of food in ways the 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.

Food Businesses:

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:

Food Business Notification FormFood Business Notification Form(1292 kb)

Construction and Fit-out Guidelines for Food Premises: Food Premises Fit Out Guidelines(239 kb)

AS 4674-2004 Food Premises Construction & Fit Out Guidelines with photos(2584 kb) 

The proprietor of a food business must complete the 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.

Temporary Food Stalls:

Please click on the link below:

Guidelines for Temporary Food Stalls August 2016(1289 kb)

Temporary Food Permit Notification: Temporary Food Permit Notification Form(288 kb)

Event Organisers :

It is the responsibility of the Event Co-ordinator to ensure all stall holders who provide food at their event have completed a "Food Business Notificaiton Form (New or Changed)" fourteen (14) days prior to the event.
Please see attached form:

Event Organiser Temporary Food Form(72 kb)



Program is easy to follow:


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.


I'm Alert Food Safety Flyer(1446 kb)