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FOOD ACT NSW Regulations & Standards
  Holroyd Council Powers of Food Inspectors Food Act NSW  
  The Holroyd Council region contains many food handling businesses restaurants cafes take away food shops hotels pubs clubs function centres bakeries patisserias pizzerias delicatessens grocery stores supermarkets service stations nursing homes other food handling businesses.
Local Government Food Inspectors are responsible under NSW Govt Food Act 2003 Regulations to inspect, fine offenders, and if need be, close down food handling businesses with unhygienic premises failure to ensure adequate pest control or otherwise cannot demonstate professional "best practice" food safety and pest control.
Major causes of food poisoning transmission of pathogenic bacteria and viruses by cockroaches, rats and mice inappropriate storage practices food stored too long or too warm poor hygiene practices from kitchen staff and food handlers inadequate cooking or reheating cross contamination receiving foods supplies from an unsafe source.
Random inspections by Holroyd Council Food Inspectors are to ensure food businesses comply with the Food Act NSW Regulations and that such businesses are educated on food safety and hygiene matters.
Some critical aspects checked during inspections include documentary evidence of a pest control strategy physical evidence of cockroaches and rats review of temperature control procedures and practice cleanliness of the premises particularly food preperaration areas personal hygiene policies and practice storage of food facilities and practice disposal of waste policy, facilities and practices.
Food Safety Standards requires that a food business must ensure that all food handlers have adequate skills and knowledge in food safety and food hygiene matters commensurate with their activities.
Employees kitchen staff need to be aware of the requirements and penalties under Food Act NSW Holroyd Council has the power to inspect, fine and close a business statutory requirements for temperature control health and hygiene practices to minimise risk of food poisoning The overall design and layout of food premises is a critical consideration to minimise risk of pest infestations entering the premises and to maintain clean hygienic premises.
Food Act 2003 NSW Regulations the legislative framework that governs food safety practices throughout NSW includes the Food Act 2003 the Food Regulation 2004 and the Food Standards Code which incorporates the Food Safety Standards The regulations aim to ensure safe and suitable food is delivered to consumers to reduce overall level of food-borne illness to provide more effective food safety regulations.
"Food business" includes any business selling food intended for human consumption even packaged food, drinks or prepared meals Food ACT NSW thereby applies to all restaurants cafes coffee shops bakeries fruit juice bars bed and breakfast premises kiosks bookshop cafes licensed clubs bowling alleys mobile food vans cake shops poultry shops canteens pubs taverns coffee shops delicatessens school canteens farmer's markets seafood shops green grocers sushi shops grocery stores supermarkets hotels motels takeaway shops.
Links to Food Act Regulations
Penalties & Enforcement Food Act NSW Regulations
  Holroyd Council Food Inspectors can issue Penalty Infringement Notices as an on the spot fine issue improvement notices requiring the food business to fix a problem within a certain time period issue prohibition orders closing the business down and prosecute the food business in a Court of Law.
Common reasons for fines include unclean or unhygienic premises inadequate pest control procedures evidence of cockroach or rat infestations incorrect food handling practices unhygienic food handling practices inadequate storage of food temperature control personal hygiene.
Food Act NSW Name & Shame website since May 2008 details of Food Act fines are published on the NSW Food Authority website "to give consumers more information about where they eat or buy food".
Bad News MEDIA bad news travels fast the media are keen to view and provide dramatic news to the general public the fear of such adverse publicity has meant many food businesses are cleaning up their act.
FUMAPEST Commercial Pest Control Food Act NSW compliance
  FUMAPEST Same Family Business SINCE 1964 after 54 years as commercial pest control in xxx we have a wealth of knowledge and experience unmatched by our competitors.
HACCP pest control programs are tailor-made to ensure Food Act NSW compliance for sensitive environments, such as restaurants, cafes, bakeries, hospitals, nursing homes, retirement villages, churches, schools, colleges, child care and function centres and other food handling premises.
CONTACT John Brooks FUMAPEST ☎ 1300 241 500 for a FREE Inspection & Quotation.
  FUMAPEST Pest Control Guarantee Food Act NSW  
  Exclusive to quality Food Handling Premises FUMAPEST will pay FINES up to $10,000 as issued by the Holroyd Council food inspectors under FOOD ACT NSW re pest infestations occurring during a 12 month Fumapest pest control program Some important conditions are listed below.
In addition FUMAPEST at no extra cost will attend the premises during Holroyd Council inspections provide information to the Holroyd Council food inspectors re the Fumapest program and attend and testify in Court if instructed by the customer.
  Some Important Conditions of this Guarantee  
  The fine must relate to pests covered by the Fumapest program all fees payable for the annual Fumapest contract are paid in full customer must implement Fumapest recommendations re timing of treatments, proofing of premises to prevent entry by specified pests, cleaning regime and other practical measures and recommendations designed to help prevent pest infestations.
Food business cooperation is essential safe effective pest control in Food Handling Premises involves a cooperative effort between the food business and the pest controller for example - it is essential to keep food scraps in sealed containers overnight to minimise food sources that will attract and support rat and cockroach infestations this is clearly the responsibility of the food business.
PLEASE NOTE as a minimum at least 2 Monthly treatment visits are ESSENTIAL to comply within the FOOD ACT NSW re taking “all practical measures” to prevent pest infestations, given the local breeding intensities of rats in winter and cockroaches etc during the summer months.
  Analysis of the Food Act NSW Pest Infestations  
  Food Act NSW section 21 requires a food handling businesses to comply with the Food Safety Standards MAXIMUM PENALTIES for contravention $55,000 individuals $275,000 for a company.
"all practicable measures" for pest control Food Safety Standard Division 3.2.2 section 24 requires a food business to undertake all practicable measures to prevent pests entering food premises AND to eradicate and prevent harbourage of pests on the food premises.
Legal advice from our solicitors is that best practice pest control technologies should be undertaken in your pest control related program Pest proofing of premises and appropriate cleaning regime are important factors The appropriate range of measures to prevent pest infestations in a food handling business will depend upon the circumstances of the premises.
Modern pest control techniques and practices for Food Handling Premises are well documented Food businesses need to be careful that they select a pest control business that is up to the task.
Licensing of pest controllers is lax Trainees can apply pesticides in a food business (without direct supervision) that have little pest control experience many licensed operators are ignorant of latest technologies price cutting and inadequate servicing is commonplace ..... more details
Contact Cassandra Wood FUMAPEST 1300 241 500 for a FREE inspection quotation and specifications.
  FUMAPEST Commercial Pest Control what we offer  
  Intergrity & Professionalism after 54 years as a family business specialising in commercial pest control FUMAPEST Commercial Pest Control has a wealth of knowledge and expertise unmatched by our competitors.
Free inspection written report quotation specifications includes details on recommended safest pesticides best suited to your circumstances various non-chemical pest control options frequency of inspection retreatment regime a pricing schedule payment terms to suit your budget.
Contact John Brooks FUMAPEST 1300 241 500 for a FREE inspection quotation and specifications.
Fully warranted service with a 24 hour emergency response to a severe pest reinfestation during the service warranty period In most cases, FUMAPEST requires at least 24 hours notice (next working day) for a minor pest reinfestation during the service warranty period.
FUMAPEST Service Register is left on site to record treatment specifications, products used, related MSDS documentation, pest control services completed log, sightings of pest activity by upon Fumapest inspection or by occupants of the buildings and any recommendations for site-specific improvements.
Modern equipment and vehicles clean pest control equipment and motor vehicle full range of equipment - tamper resistant bait stations.
Professionally trained - WorkCover Licensed technicians holders of an APCA or TAFE Pest Control Certificate and with several years field work experience in providing commercial pest control services.
FOOD HANDLING PREMISES restaurants - cafes - bakeries - hotels - clubs - function centres and other premises where a safe pest-free environment is essential to protect business reputation, NSW Food Act and OH&S obligations.
FUMAPEST Commercial Pest Control tailor-make Food Act NSW compliant pest control programs for eradication and control of cockroaches, rats, mice, stored product pests, ants, flies and other food contaminating pest infestations.

HOSPITALS - nursing homes - health care facilities are treated with special care and attention to health and safety considerations.
FUMAPEST Commercial Pest Control provides tailor-made pest control programs for cockroaches, rats, flies, ants, stored product and other food contaminating pests. Environmentally friendly methods and discrete service options.

CHURCHES - schools - colleges - retirement villages - nursing homes - child care centres where the occupants have every right to expect a safe, sanitary pest free environment.
FUMAPEST Commercial Pest Control provides a FREE on-site inspection, quotation and specifications for the safest pest control methods available.
A FUMAPEST tailor-made pest control program will guarantee effective control of the pest problems. Safety first emphasis on non-chemical methods.

FACTORIES - manufacturing - warehousing - supermarkets - offices where employee and visitor safety is paramount.
FUMAPEST will use safest pesticides and provide professionally presented documentation to meet requirements of health inspectors and HACCP quality assurance system auditors.

REAL ESTATE AGENTS - strata managers - apartments - rented homes - backpacker hostels and accomodation premises where keeping a rented property pest-free is a positive way to maintain high occupancy rates.
FUMAPEST Commercial Pest Control provides an immediate response to infestations of bed bugs, cockroaches, rats, mice and other commonly encountered pest problems in rented premises.
About FUMAPEST Pest Control - our credentials
  Same family business Since 1964 FUMAPEST 54 years as commercial pest control specialists we have a wealth of knowledge and experience unmatched by our competitors.
Business Enterprise Award FUMAPEST is the proud winner of the prestigious Business Enterprise Award from the NSW Government Office of Small Business and Qantas, for our safety approach and comprehensive on-going staff training program.
Accredited APCA member FUMAPEST is an Accredited Member and a major sponsor of the Australian Pest Control Association Inc APCA since it's incorporation in 1987.
Industry stewardship A FUMAPEST Director served as a member of the NSW Govt Pest Control Licensing Board for 8 years from 1988 to 1996 and the Standards Australia Termite Control Committees AS3660 and AS4349.
APCA ... for Your Protection

HACCP quality assured FUMAPEST Commercial Pest Control is compliant with HACCP and AQIS requirements for commercial food handling premises, restaurants, hospitals, child care centres, retirement villages, nursing homes, schools, churches and other sensitive environments.
Fully insured - excellent track record FUMAPEST Commercial Pest Control has public liability and professional indemnity insurance to cover claims for personal injury and faulty workmanship (including repair costs of termite damage to buildings) of up to $10 million and $1 million respectively.
Professionally trained FUMAPEST Commercial Pest Control Training Program regularly assesses Pest Control technician skills and performance in the use of the latest generation products. All technicians have the APCA or TAFE Pest Control Certificate and NSW WorkCover Pest Control Licence.
Setting the standard in an industry with many fly-by-night operators FUMAPEST Commercial Pest Control stands out as a well established NSW pest control business with an excellent reputation in the market-place. BE CAREFUL in selecting a pest controller - it's far too easy to get a pest control licence and start up a pest control business in NSW with little knowledge or experience .... more details.
FUMAPEST Spider Chart • Spiders in Western Sydney region
  FUMAPEST Spider Identification Chart with FIRST AID spider bite procedures - a ready reference guide in full colour of dangerous and venomous spiders in the Holroyd region.
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