Council increases food inspections to protect health of  community

Fairfield Council has increased its food premises inspections by 27 per cent from last year to protect one of its “major drawcards” said Mayor Frank Carbone.

Mr Carbone said council works with local businesses to maintain a healthy and clean environment.

Retail food businesses - including restaurants, cafes, takeaways, bakeries, child care centres, school canteens, mobile food vans and temporary food stalls - are inspected by council at least once or twice a year and where necessary they will issue warnings, fines or notices for improvements to be made.

“We have visited more than 1000 food premises in the past six months alone,” Mayor Carbone said.

“We want residents and visitors to get out and about and enjoy our wonderful city and part of that includes enjoying the city’s amazing food. The huge variety of food on offer is one of the major drawcards to our city.

“But we also need to make sure the food is served in a clean and safe environment.

“Council plays an active role to protect the health of our community and visitors by helping to ensure the more than 1000 local food businesses follow high standards."

To see business that have received infringements visit foodauthority.nsw.gov.au.

To tell council about a food business you believe is selling unsafe food or is not clean, contact 9725 0222.