It is a requirement that food businesses must be registered under the Food Act 1984 (except Class 4 food businesses, which require notification). The Borough of Queenscliffe is committed to ensuring that registered food businesses provide safe and suitable food and undertakes the following functions in relation to food safety:
For those of you who spend time in the kitchen, it is useful to have an understanding of potential risks that may arise. Please refer to the Food poisoning and how to prevent it information sheet.
Food premises complaints
A complaint should be registered with Council if you attend a food premises within the Borough of Queenscliffe and encounter any of the following:
Please refer to the Complaints page to lodge a complaint or contact Council's Environmental Health Officer. Reports are treated with confidence and will be investigated.
Food business have a duty of care not to sell unsafe or unsuitable food. Food recalls occur due to a number of reasons i.e. the presence of undeclared allergens, microbial contamination, foreign objects or for quality purposes. Please take the time to view this food recall video produced by FSANZ and the Department of Health regarding how the recall process works and what to do in the event the food recall occurs.
The video is available via the FSANZ YouTube channel.