Australia has one of the safest food supplies in the world, however around 5.4 million Australians suffer from food-borne illness each year. Symptoms can be extremely unpleasant and can be particularly serious in young children, the elderly, pregnant women and others that have immuno-suppressing illnesses such as cancer and HIV / AIDS patients.

Food safety is critical in preventing food borne illness. How we handle food, has the ability to make you and others ill.

These links provide some information on how to prevent food borne illness in your home. They cover topics such as hand washing, food storage and food preparation.

Council’s Environmental Health Officers are also available to answer any questions or concerns which you may have. They can be contacted on telephone number 6217 9570. In addition to this the Department of Health and Human Services Food Safety Officers are also available to help.