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Food Safety

The Council has a responsibility for protecting public health by assisting food operators to ensure that the relevant food hygiene standards are met.

The traditional food hazards of microbiological, chemical, pest and foreign matter contamination, adulteration with inferior substances and false claims and descriptions of products have been complemented by a growing number of environmental pollutants such as pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals.

Information for Food Businesses

Role of the Council's Environmental Health Officer (EHO)

The Council's EHO has many roles and responsibilities in regards to food safety. They include the following:

* Regular food safety inspections;
* Food sampling;
* Dealing with food related complaints;
* Investigating possible food poisoning outbreaks;
* Providing information on food safety to the public and food business proprietors.

Opening or purchasing a food business

If you are considering operating a food business within the Central Coast municipal area and would like to know all the requirements, please download the Food Business Information Pack. This information package is designed to help new food business owners understand the legal requirements associated with running a food business.

Fact sheets for food business proprietors

Food premises design and construction
Food temperature log sheets
Cleaning schedules
Country of origin food labelling
Conditions under which food may be sold at Markets and Street Stalls

Food Safety Training 

FoodSafeFREE Online Food Safety Training available at http://www.centralcoast.imalert.com.au/.

Food Safety Newsletter

Every quarter the Council's EHO produces a newsletter aimed at food business proprietors. This publication is designed to increase knowledge of food business employers and employees, as well as improving communication between the Council and food business proprietors. To download the current issue as well as past issues, please click on the links below.

Issue 14 - November 2010 
Issue 12 - June 2008
Issue 11 - January 2008
Issue 10 - December 2007
Issue 9 - October 2007
Issue 8 - July 2007
Issue 7 - April 2007
Issue 6 - January 2007
Issue 5 - December 2006
Issue 4 - October 2006
Issue 3 - July 2006
Issue 2 - April 2006
Issue 1 - January 2006

Application forms

Application forms for Food Business Registration/Renewal, Temporary Food Business Registration, Mobile Food Business Registration/Renewal and Temporary Mobile Food Business Registration can be obtained from the Environment counter or to download and print a copy click on the links below.

Food Business Application
Food Business Notification 
Mobile Food Business Application 
Mobile Food Business Notification
Temporary Food Business Application
School Canteen (not for profit) Application

 

Fact sheets on notifiable diseases

Campylobacter
Cryptosporidiosis
Giardisis
Listeriosis
Salmonellosis

Other relevant websites

Department of Health and Human Services - http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/
Food Standards Australia New Zealand - http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/
Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code - http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/thecode
Tasmanian Legislation Online - http://www.thelaw.tas.gov.au/
Food Safety Information Council - http://www.foodsafety.asn.au/
Oz Food Net - http://www.ozfoodnet.org.au/

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