Inner West Council

Food Safety

The safe consumption of food is essential to us for our physical well-being.

Food borne illness can occur in various situations - at home, work, school, dining out, camping or at the family barbecue if food is not handled correctly.

While the number of cases of food borne illness across Australia each year, and the financial implications for the broader community and the health care system is arguable, the typical causes are generally well understood and in most instances the personal inconvenience and illness are preventable.

Observing good management practices in handling food in all situations will minimise the likelihood of cases of food borne illness, which can result in some or all of the following; nausea, fever, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, etc., which may last for some days and can lead to hospitilisation in some cases.

Food Handling & Vending

Please refer to the following guidelines for food vending in the municipality.