Glen Innes Severn Council employs Environmental Health Officers, who monitor food safety within the Local Government Area (LGA). Activities undertaken by the Environmental Health Officers or Food Safety Officers include:
Monitoring and inspecting food shop establishments;
Educating food shop owners;
Promoting safe and hygienic food practices;
Assessing new food shop proposals and extensions to existing food shops;
Investigating food poisoning and unhygienic practices;
Enforcing and prosecuting serious breaches of misconduct.
Before any new Food Premises opens, the applicant must organise a meeting with a Council Environmental Health Officer to discuss requirements including:
· NSW Food Authority Notification;
· Compliance with the Food Act 2003;
· The Food Regulation 2004;
· The Food Standards Code.
Opening a food shop may be subject to Council Development Approval.
As a consumer it is critical that you can identify poor quality products. Avoid and report the following products:
Out of date products;
Swollen and dented cans;
Stained or mouldy food;
Unrefrigerated potentially dangerous foods.
For further information please contact a Council Environmental Health Officer.
(02) 6730 2350 (ph)
(02) 6732 3634 (fax)
You can also get more information about food safety by visiting the NSW Food Authority Website