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Development and Business

Food safety and hygiene

The Barossa is a world acclaimed wine region with a reputation that brings a large amount of tourism to the region. This plays a major role in sustaining the local, state and national economies with over 300 food businesses within the Council area including restaurants, takeaways, delis, green grocers, wineries, markets, cafes, bakeries, sporting clubs, childcare centres and many more.

Food health and safety complaints

Complaints regarding food premises, food handling, and food poisoning are investigated by the Health Services team. An Environmental Health Officer can be contacted if you have any concerns about the following issues:

  • Poor handling of food in a food business
  • The cleanliness of a food business
  • Pests found within a food premises
  • Unsatisfactory food storage
  • The sale of unsafe or unsuitable food (including contamination with foreign matter and food poisoning)

Council’s Environmental Health Officers

Council’s Environmental Health Officers also routinely inspect all food premises to ensure compliance with the Food Act 2001 and Food Regulations 2017. Tasks undertaken by Council’s Environmental Health Officers include:

  • Routine inspection of food premises
  • Food complaint investigations
  • Investigation of food poisoning cases
  • Food premises auditing

SA Health provides useful resources on food safety for businesses. If you have any food safety and hygiene concerns, please contact Council’s Health Services team on (08) 8563 8444.

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