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Food Safety

The production and sale of safe food is paramount in protecting public health in Australia. There is a significant cost associated with incidents of food poisoning within Australia and it is a core responsibility of Council’s Environmental Health team to ensure a high level of food safety is maintained.

This is achieved by ensuring businesses who prepare and sell food adhere to the requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and the Tasmanian Food Act 2003. This is achieved by regular inspections of all food premises in the municipality.

Food safety relates to many factors including but not limited to:

  • Temperature control
  • Contamination issues
  • Personal hygiene and food preparation control
  • Structural requirements of a food business
Do I need a Licence or Permit to sell food?

Generally, yes if you intend to prepare and sell food to the public, (including free food) you may need a Licence under the Food Act 2003. The forms below relate to the various Food registration types:

  • Annual Food Business Application form, including Food Vehicles
  • Notification of a Food Business Application form
  • Mobile Food Business Application form
  • Street Dining Licence Application form
  • Food Business application forms can be found on our forms page

Further information on the form applicable to your food operation can be sourced through talking with our Environmental Health Officer or by contacting our Planning & Regulatory Services Co-Ordinator.