About 150 food shop businesses operate within the Mosman LGA. Council works in partnership with the NSW Food Authority to ensure food is safe and suitable for human consumption and the risk of contamination in the preparation and sale of food is minimised.
- Mosman Council's food safety program
Council is working with local food businesses to ensure a high standard of food safety and risk minimisation in food handling. This approach involves not only strict compliance with laws but also provision of advice and information to business owners and operators.
- Legislation and Standards
The legislative framework that governs food safety practices throughout New South Wales includes the NSW Food Act 2003 and the Food Regulation 2004. Another major document that relates to retail food premises is AS4674-2004 – Construction and Fitout of Food Premises.
- Scores on Doors
A system that allows the public to view a scorecard which rates a food business’s compliance with food safety and hygiene requirements.
- Management of your food premises
All food premises are required to comply with food safety legislation to ensure food is safe and suitable for human consumption and to minimise the risk of contamination in the preparation and sale of food.
- Food safety supervisors
Food laws require certain food businesses in the NSW hospitality and retail food service sector to have at least one trained Food Safety Supervisor.
- Requirements for new premises
When opening a new food business it is necessary to ensure that it complies with all applicable legislation. Talk with Council’s Duty Planners and Environmental Health Officers.
- Temporary food stalls
A person selling food or operating stalls and outlets used for selling food, produce, fruits and vegetables or pre-packaged food for human consumption, is deemed to be a ‘food business’.
- Making a complaint
All complaints regarding a food related illness should be directed to the NSW Food Authority on 1300 650 124. Council staff are available to investigate a broad range of these consumer complaints or concerns about a particular food premise or activity.
- Food safety information for businesses
Many resources have been developed by various government and non-government organisations to assist food business owners, operators and food handlers understand their obligations and to comply with legislative requirements.
- Food handler seminars
To help local businesses ensure that their food handlers have adequate skills and knowledge in food safety and food hygiene matters, Council offers free ‘Food handling and Hygiene’ seminars.
- Helpful hints for consumers
Food safety information for you and your family when storing, managing, preparing and eating food at home or out and about.