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Food safety
Council is responsible for the regulation of food businesses within the Shoalhaven City local government area. Council’s food safety program aims to minimise the risks associated with the handling of food for sale throughout the City by ensuring compliance with all relevant food legislation.

Council’s role in upholding food safety is continually evolving to meet the expectations of the community and the growing culture of dining out as well as servicing a diverse range of food businesses. It is also designed to educate the food handler by encouraging good food safety practices which in turn minimises the risk associated with food poisoning, thereby promoting customer confidence and ultimately a potential increase in the food business trade. 

Council’s Environmental Health Officers are available to offer professional advice and instruction on food safety matters to proprietors of food businesses, food handlers and the general public. They can be contacted on (02) 4429 3431. Council’s food handling fact sheets are also available to download for further information.

Food business registration (PDF 62kb)
Council requirements for the establishment, construction and set up of food premises (PDF 301kb)
Important facts for cleaning your food premises (PDF 27kb)
A guide to good food hygiene in food premises (PDF 210kb)
Don’t poison your customers (PDF 57kb)