Project Status: When you need to do this
What you need to do
Download and distribute our 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 your staff.
The topics include:
- the importance of cleansing and sanitising within your food business
- the legal requirements
- how to sanitise
- how to clean
- general cleaning rules
- how to develop a cleaning schedule
- the importance of handwashing
- how to wash your hands properly
- the importance of personal hygiene for food handlers
- the skills and knowledge a food handler should have
- temperature control of food.
Schemes and processes
Along with the state government we work with businesses by running a number of schemes to improve hygiene standards for food management.
Food safety inspections
We regularly inspect and advise food businesses about hygiene practices. Food-hygiene advice is also available over the phone.
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 us.
Name and Shame scheme
The NSW Food Authority’s name and shame scheme publicises food businesses that fail to meet certain standards.
Scores on Doors
Scores on Doors 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 us.
All restaurants, cafés, takeaways and bakeries in the local area are eligible to participate, provided they meet the required food safety standard. To find out more, you can contact us.