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Food Safety

Food safety and hygiene is an important regulatory function of Council.

Devonport City Council is committed to ensuring that businesses which prepare and / or sell food, meet the requirements of National and State legislation including the Food Act 2003 

All food business operators must do one of the following: 

  • Either Notify or Register their food handling activities to the Council. 

 

Please Click Here to visit the Food Business Requirements page and to complete a food business application form. 

Food Safety Courses

If you operate or work in a food business it is a requirement to demonstrate safe food handling skills and knowledge. One way to do this is to complete a Food Safety course. There are a number of providers of food safety training available.  

The DoFoodSafely training program gives participants knowledge about how to safely handle food in a commercial setting. The course is available in four languages (English, Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese).   

The I’m Alert Food Safety program is another free course available to food handlers. This interactive program covers basic food safety principles as outlined in the Food Safety Standards. 

The Environmental Health Department is also happy to provide educational information and advice to businesses regarding food safety and hygiene. 

 

Food safety and hygiene is an important regulatory function of Council.

Devonport City Council is committed to ensuring that businesses which prepare and / or sell food, meet the requirements of National and State legislation including the Food Act 2003 

All food business operators must do one of the following: 

  • Either Notify or Register their food handling activities to the Council. 

 

Please Click Here to visit the Food Business Requirements page and to complete a food business application form. 

Food Safety Courses

If you operate or work in a food business it is a requirement to demonstrate safe food handling skills and knowledge. One way to do this is to complete a Food Safety course. There are a number of providers of food safety training available.  

The DoFoodSafely training program gives participants knowledge about how to safely handle food in a commercial setting. The course is available in four languages (English, Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese).   

The I’m Alert Food Safety program is another free course available to food handlers. This interactive program covers basic food safety principles as outlined in the Food Safety Standards. 

The Environmental Health Department is also happy to provide educational information and advice to businesses regarding food safety and hygiene. 

Lodge a Food Complaint

Our food complaint form allows you to lodge a complaint to council against a business in the municipality of Devonport if you have:

  • Suffered an illness as a result of consuming food purchased from their premises
  • Found a foreign object (for example, glass, insect, etc) in food purchased from their premises
  • Concerns about poor food preparation, handling or display practices at their premises
  • Concerns about the cleanliness of their premises