Safety and hygiene
Keeping it clean
Good food safety is the foundation of any food business. The City of Sydney and the State Government work with businesses by running a number of schemes to improve hygiene standards for food management.
Food safety inspections
The City's environmental health officers regularly inspect and advise food businesses about hygiene practices. Our staff also offer food-hygiene advice through a customer call centre on 02 9265 9333.
Microbial analysis of food-contact surfaces and other possible sources of cross contamination may also be performed during routine inspections. Complaints about food quality, contaminated food or unclean premises should be made to the City’s environmental health officers.
Scores on Doors
This is a voluntary program that recognises and celebrates food businesses that have demonstrated a good to excellent standard of food safety. The list of businesses that have received a score are promoted by the City.
All restaurants, cafés, takeaways and bakeries in the City's local area are eligible to participate provided they meet the required food safety standard. To find out more you can contact the City’s Health Unit on 02 9265 9220 or 02 9265 9597.
Name and Shame scheme
The NSW Food Authority's name and shame scheme publicises food businesses that fail to meet certain standards.
Kitchen hygiene resources
The Inner Sydney Councils Regional Group has produced 5 documents on kitchen hygiene.
We recommend you download these documents and distribute them to staff.
|Kitchen hygiene: cleaning and sanitising||PDF 359.9 KB||Download|
|Kitchen hygiene: hand washing||PDF 510.5 KB||Download|
|Kitchen hygiene: personal cleanliness||PDF 295.7 KB||Download|
|Kitchen hygiene: skills and knowledge||PDF 339.6 KB||Download|
|Kitchen hygiene: temperature control||PDF 329.1 KB||Download|
Last updated: Monday, 8 December 2014