The Council has a responsibility for protecting public health by assisting food operators to ensure that the relevant food hygiene standards are met.
The traditional food hazards of microbiological, chemical, pest and foreign matter contamination, adulteration with inferior substances and false claims and descriptions of products have been complemented by a growing number of environmental pollutants such as pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals.
The Council's EHO has many roles and responsibilities in regards to food safety. They include the following:
* Regular food safety inspections;
* Food sampling;
* Dealing with food related complaints;
* Investigating possible food poisoning outbreaks;
* Providing information on food safety to the public and food business proprietors.
If you are considering operating a food business within the Central Coast municipal area and would like to know all the requirements, please download the Food Business Information Pack. This information package is designed to help new food business owners understand the legal requirements associated with running a food business.
Food premises design and construction
Food temperature log sheets
Food Labelling Information
Country of origin food labelling
Conditions under which food may be sold at Markets and Street Stalls
FREE Online Food Safety Training available at http://www.centralcoast.imalert.com.au/.
Fact sheets on notifiable diseases
Department of Health and Human Services - http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/
Food Standards Australia New Zealand - http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/
Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code - http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/foodstandards/foodstandardscode.cfm
Tasmanian Legislation Online - http://www.thelaw.tas.gov.au/
Food Safety Information Council - http://www.foodsafety.asn.au/
Oz Food Net - http://www.ozfoodnet.org.au/