If you operate a food business, you should be aware of the following information:
Your business details must be registered with the New South Wales Food Authority. This can be done online at www.foodnotify.nsw.gov.au
All staff must have appropriate skills and knowledge in food safety and food hygiene, in keeping with the activities of the business. Staff must be informed of their specific health and hygiene responsibilities under Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 (Clauses13-15) which are available from www.foodstandards.gov.au.
Informative fact sheets in English and other languages on this and other important topics are available from Food Standards Australia New Zealand.
All your Operators should be aware of the general food safety and hygiene requirements, concerning:
Recent changes to State Government food laws enable Auburn City Council officers to issue a Penalty Infringement Notice (on the spot fines) for an offence under these laws. Auburn City Council’s Environmental Health Officers are currently issuing these fines when offences are detected.
Your premises will be inspected regularly by Auburn City Council and at such an inspection you are entitled to ask the inspecting officer for formal identification. An annual fee is charged at the commencement of the financial year.
Compliance with the food laws by all operators and staff will enhance community health, ensure a continued high standard of customer satisfaction and avoid any regulatory action by Council.
Additional information can be obtained from the New South Wales Food Authority at www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au or telephone 1300 552 406, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, contact can be made with Council’s Environment & Health Unit on 02 9735 1222.