Food Safety & Hygiene

Food premises within the Barossa are a very important adjunct to the world acclaimed wine and tourism industries which play a major role in sustaining the local, state and national economies.

The Barossa Council has over 300 food businesses within the council area. Food businesses are comprised of restaurants, takeaways, deli's, green grocers, wineries, markets, cafes, bakeries, sporting clubs, childcare centres and many more.

Council's Environmental Health Officers undertake their duties in accordance with the provisions of the Food Act, 2001 and associated regulations and include activities such as:

  • Routine inspection of food premises
  • Food complaint investigation
  • Investigation of food poisoning cases
  • Advisory service for Barossa Food Inc.
  • Notification Administration
  • Food handler training in conjunction with TAFE regional Services


Food Safety Training 


Now available through The Barossa Council website

The Barossa Council takes food hygeine within our region very seriously.  All food businesses have obligations and The Barossa Council is assisting food businesses to meet these obligations by providing free access to this exciting new training tool.

There is a high demand for training within the food sector.  The training will assist food handlers in developing the required skills and knowledge to ensure food is handled in a safe and hygenic manner.

The program is easy to follow, includes an entertining presentation as well as interactive quizzes.  A training acknowledgement form can be printed upon completion and be kept as part of your staff records.

Visit to conduct the training now.

It is pleasing to note that the incidence of food related complaints and food poisoning cases is minimal, which is testament to the dedication of food premise owners and their staff in maintaining the quality and diversity of local food produce. New food businesses are required to notify Council before commencement of operation and complete a Food Business Notification Form.

Download a Food Business Notification Form (50 kb) Food Business Notification Form


Further Information

Additional information regarding temporary food stalls and market stalls can be obtained by contacting Councils Environmental Services Section on 8563 8444

Food businesses intending to sell food on a temporary basis (such as an annual show) should also complete the Temporary Food Business/premises application form (In addition to the FBN).

Download a Temporary Food Business-Premises - For individual food businesses  Temporary Food Business Form

Food Safety Information, Department of Health SA