Campbelltown City Council has developed a Safe Food Guide, which outlines important food safety information and is being rolled out to local food businesses as part of a campaign to increase awareness of their obligations under the Food Act 2003.
The 77-page guide follows on from Council’s Food Safety and Hygiene Seminars held to coincide with Australian Food Safety Week. Council had an overwhelming response to the free seminars, with all sessions completely booked out and extra sessions held to cater for the high demand.
The seminars were run by Council’s Environmental Health Officers and provided a valuable opportunity to communicate important food safety messages.
Attendees at the seminars were given a copy of Council’s Safe Food Guide, which includes information on food regulation, personal hygiene, food handling and storage, cleaning and sanitising, pest control, as well as contamination and food poisoning. The guide is to be used in conjunction with the relevant legislation that governs safe food practices.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr Paul Lake, said Council was committed to working with local food businesses to ensure they understood their responsibilities under the Act.
“The Safe Food Guide is a user-friendly resource that should be easily accessible in the premises of all local food businesses,” Cr Lake said.
“By following the food safety principles outlined in the guide, businesses will be able to enhance and maintain high food safety management standards. It’s all part of sharing the same vision – producing good quality food that is safe to eat,” Cr Lake added.
Local food businesses can collect their Safe Food Guide from Council’s Customer Service Centre, located on the Ground Floor, on the corner of Queen and Broughton Streets, Campbelltown.
For more information, contact Council’s Compliance Services Section on 4645 4604.