Eat Safe East Coast
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On Monday 12 July 2010, Council approved the introduction a food safety initiative called Eat SafeEast Coast to commence 1 July 2011.
This initiative is designed to recognize and promote food businesses, through Council and tourism promotional material such as website and print media. Those who comply with the Food Standards Code or have additional food safety measures in place, for example food safety plans, daily temperature check records, cleaning schedules etc will be eligible to reap the rewards of this program.
This initiative follows similar initiatives by Councils on the mainland, for example "Eat Safe Brisbane" and "Scores on Doors" in NSW.
Businesses will be ranked using a star rating system:
- 5 stars represent excellent standards;
4 stars represent very good standards;
3 stars represent good standards;
1 and 2 stars represent poor standards and improvement is required.
All registered food businesses will be ranked during normal food safety audits by Council's Environmental Health Officer. All will be advised of their star rating and 3,4 and 5 star businesses will be invited to participate in this non compulsory project.
It is anticipated that 4 and 5 star premises will not only enjoy increased promotion of their businesses but lower regulation by way of less required inspections and discounts on their annual Council fees.
The Eat Safe East Coast program will involve all registered food businesses in the Break O'Day and Glamorgan Spring Bay Municipalities.
All food businesses will be invited to attend information seminars on Eat SafeEast Coast later this year before its official start in July 2011.
Should you have any queries regarding food matters or the Eat Safe East Coast program feel free to contact Jacci Viney on 63767900 at a time convenient to you.