Food businesses across Western Australia are required to comply with the Food Act 2008, the Food Regulations 2009 and the Food Standards Code. It is the responsibility of the Shire’s Health Service to ensure that all food businesses within the district are aware of and comply with the requirements.
If you are thinking of operating a food business within the Shire of Kalamunda, please refer to these Food Business Guidelines, and contact the Shire's Health Service if you need more information.
All new food businesses are required to notify the Shire’s Health Service of their proposed food business prior to commencement by completing and returning either a Notification of a Food Business or an Application for Registration of A Food Business to the Shire’s Health Service, below.
Download Notification / Registration of a Food Business form
Notification of Food Business
Food businesses required to complete a Notification of Food Business are as follows:
- Food businesses consisting only selling food that is fully packaged and non-hazardous;
- Food businesses consisting only of providing complimentary drinks;
- Food businesses for community or charitable purposes where the food is either non-hazardous or cooked and sold immediately.
Registration of Food Businesses
All other Food Businesses are required to apply for Registration of a Food Business.
Purchasing an Existing Food Premises
When a new proprietor purchases an existing food premises they are required to inform the Shire’s Health Service within 7 days by completing an Application for Registration of a Food Business.
To request detail about a Food Business for the purposes of Settlement, please complete the Food Business Detail Request for Settlement. Please note any details provided will be based on the most recent inspection of the premises as conducted by an Environmental Health Officer and a special inspection of the premises for the purposes of Settlement will not be conducted.
New Food Premises & Refitting Food Premises
If you are considering opening a new food premises or making significant alterations to an existing food premises within the Shire please contact the Shire’s Health Service to ensure you have a thorough understanding of all the legal requirements.
Your proposal may also require Planning or Building approval, please contact the Shire’s Planning and Building Departments to determine whether this applies. (Building Services Link, Planning Services Link)
An Application for Registration of a Food Business is required to be completed for all new food businesses. Applications must include two scaled copies of the floor plan indicating the kitchen layout/fit out, and elevation drawings. Applications are assessed against the requirements of the Food Standards Code, specifically Chapter 3 – Food Safety Standards. Copies of the Standards and further information is available at the Food Standards Australia New Zealand website.
It is recommended that you obtain a copy of Australian Standards 4674 – Design, Construction & Fit Out of Food Premises to assist you in designing your food premises. This can be done by visiting www.saiglobal.com.
Once your application has been approved and works have been completed an inspection is conducted by an Environmental Health Officer prior to opening to ensure all conditions have been met. Food premises are then subject to ongoing inspections, the frequency of which depends on the risk priority classification of the food premises. Annual surveillance fees are charged according to the risk priority classification of the food premises.
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