A food business is any business that handles food for sale, with the exception of some primary industry activities. Food manufacturers, restaurants, take-away and supermarkets are clearly food businesses. Less obvious food businesses include bed and breakfast establishments, food stalls at fetes, cold stores, service stations and cinemas that sell packaged food and food provided under a contract of service such as supper served at a dinner dance or lunch served at a staff canteen.
It is a legal requirement that all food businesses and food events within the council area, complete the Food Business Notification form (below) before commencing any food handling operations. This information will ensure we have correct and up to date contact details, location and the nature of the food business. The form is only required to be completed once, unless the ownership, contact details, location or nature of the food business changes, and another notification will be required. There is no fee for notification however, penalties can apply if businesses fail to notify.
For more information about starting a food business, please visit SA Health's website page: Starting a food business.
What is a permanent food business?
A permanent food business is any business that handles food for sale within a permanent building/location.
What is a temporary food event?
Temporary food events are structures set up for a specific, occasional event such as a fete or fair where the cost of providing premises to a permanent standard is unnecessary for food safety.
What is required to hold a Sausage sizzle
Sausage sizzles and barbecues are a popular way to raise money for charities and community organisations. Before operating a Sausage Sizzle, you must notify the council of your event.