Food 4 Thought

Townsville City Council provides a newsletter to subscribed members called Food 4 Thought.

This newsletter contains information on:

  • Legislation updates and changes
  • Issues affecting food in Townsville
  • Food recalls
  • Educational information
  • Highlights on food-related issues in Australia.

Food business information sheets

Record keeping – printable templates

Food recalls

A food recall is action taken to remove unsafe food from distribution, sale and consumption. All food businesses must be able to quickly remove food from the marketplace to protect public health and safety. The three primary objectives of a food recall are to:

  • stop the distribution and sale of the product as soon as possible
  • inform the government, the food businesses that have received the recalled food and the public (consumer level recalls only) of the problem
  • effectively and efficiently remove unsafe product from the market place.

For further information regarding food recalls visit the Queensland Government’s Food Recall webpage.