Business Regulations and Approvals
All food prepared for consumption and supply to the public is required to comply with the provisions of the Food Act 2008 and the FSANZ Food Standards Code. To ensure that all food businesses are complying with these provisions the Town of Claremont carries out routine food safety and hygiene assessments of all business premises. Environmental Health Services in conjunction with the Department of Health and LAHCC samples food for both microbiological and chemical analysis.
If you have concerns about the handling of food and conditions of the premises within the Town please call the Environmental Health Team on 9285 4300.
If you want to establish or refurbish a food business within the Town of Claremont you must obtain all the relevant approvals from Planning, Building and Environmental Health. It is important to obtain all approvals prior to construction as considerable penalites can apply for breach of the Act and Regulations.
If you are unsure of what to submit do not hesitate to contact this department. Guidelines on the Town's requirements for the construction and set up of a food business can be found through the following link:
Under the Food Act 2008 all businesses are required the register or notify the local government authority where they are operating, this includes: mobile vendors, public and private events and bricks and motar businesses. The following forms are for for registration of a new business, notifying of changes to an existing business (incuding new changes) or for mobile venors at events or for puiblic trading:
Scores on Doors
In October 2016 Town of Claremont launched the Scores on Doors food safety program. Under the new program Claremont food premises are able to display a star rating following assessment by the Town's Environmental Health Officers. Scores on Doors is based on the unannounced, mandatory food inspections that are already being carried out by Town of Claremont. It includes any businesses serving food, such as restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes and takeaway outlets. Following inspection, businesses scoring three stars or more are offered a certificate and window sticker to display to customers.
For more information about this program, please call the Environmental Health Team on 9285 4300.