Food business information

If you operate – or plan to operate – a food service business, you need to adhere to a range of legislation, and we are here to help you ensure your food handling meets all the legal requirements.

There are about 1,200 food businesses that operate within our council area, including mobile and home-based business, and they all need to comply with the Food Act 2001Food Regulations 2002 and the Food Safety Standards.

We promote food safety and help you meet legislative requirements by:

  • conducting routine food safety inspections
  • investigating complaints
  • providing information, training and education about safe food handling practices
  • conducting food safety audits at food businesses that service food to vulnerable populations (aged care, hospitals, delivered meals and childcare businesses)
  • assisting SA Health with food recalls and food poisoning outbreak situations