We are fortunate in Australia to have access to an abundance of fresh foods and our cultural diversity is reflected in the many different styles of foods we eat. Unfortunately, many of these foods, if not properly handled, can provide food poisoning organisms the perfect opportunity to grow and so contaminate the food. This contaminated food, if eaten, may result in sickness that can range from a minor stomach upset through to an extremely severe, life threatening illness.
Council's Environmental Health Officer's often investigate cases of food related illness where the ill person usually blames restaurant meals or take away foods. While commercially produced food can be the cause of illness, investigation reveals that poor food handling practices at home is often a significant factor.
Should you think you have food poisoning, seek medical help immediately. The doctor will require a stool sample (faecal sample) to confirm that you have food poisoning.
I'm Alert! FREE Food Safety Training
Do you and your staff have the skills and knowledge required to ensure safe food for your customers?
Food Safety is your business. It is the responsibility of a Food Business to ensure that all food is safe and suitable.
This information package has been developed by qualified and experienced Environmental Health professionals and is equivalent in scope to a two-day consultant delivered course.
The interactive, logical and easy learning format will assist you and your staff to develop the skills and knowledge required to ensure safe food for your customers and to comply with your obligations under the Food Safety Standards for Australia and New Zealand.
Most sections include an interactive quiz. Upon completion of the program, a training acknowledgement form can be printed and filed as part of your food safety records.
For any further enquiries or clarification please contact Council's Customer Care Centre on (08) 8256 0333. The Customer Care Officer will pass on your concerns to the relevant Environmental Health Officer or you can email email@example.com