Food facilities, storage and preparation
As a proprietor of an SRS, you have a responsibility to ensure that your SRS' food facilities and storage and preparation practices comply with relevant laws, including:
- Food Act 1984
- Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
Keeping food safe at your SRS is crucial to prevent food poisoning. Food poisoning is a serious health problem. It can cause severe illness and even death, particularly in vulnerable people such as people with other illnesses and older people.
Food poisoning is frequently caused by bacteria from food that has been poorly handled, stored or cooked. Food poisoning can be prevented by following proper procedures during food preparation, storage and display. Personal hygiene is an important part of preventing food poisoning.
Your local council's Environmental Health Officer can provide information and guidance on ensuring your food facilities and storage and preparation practices are compliant.
In emergency situations, such as bushfires, natural disasters and power failures, it is important that good food safety practices are continually followed.