Food Safety & Licensing

It is estimated that more than five million Australians get ill from eating unsafe food each year. Food safety is an important issue for everyone. Food businesses are required to ensure that they handle, store, display and sell food in a safe manner.

Council monitors the food safety and hygiene standards of food businesses by employing Environmental Health Officers (EHO’s). Licensing, education, regular inspections and enforcement ensures that food businesses are compliant with food safety legislation.

Food 4 Thought

Every month Townsville City Council provides a newsletter to subscribed members called Food 4 Thought - It's Your Business.

This newsletter contains information on:

  • Legislation updates and changes
  • Issues affecting food in Townsville
  • Food recalls
  • Educational information
  • Highlights on coverage of food poisoning outbreaks in Australia and
  • General information about Townsville's Environmental Health Services.

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