High standards for food safety
In 2016, Council completed 100% of its statutory assessments under the Food Act 1984.
The intent of the Food is Act is to ensure food sold is safe and suitable, reduce the risk of food-borne illness in the community, and protect consumers from misleading or inaccurate information in relation to false health claims or undeclared allergens. The legal framework for food safety in Victoria is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Council undertakes a number of activities to ensure food safety risks are minimised, including:
- Registering permanent and temporary food premises.
- Conducting follow up inspections.
- Responding to food recalls.
- Completing statutory food sampling.
- Responding to food safety complaints.
If you would like to know more about Council’s important work to maintain safe food standards for Borough of Queenscliffe residents and visitors, visit the Public Health section of Council’s website at www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au/community/public-health.