Retail Food Businesses


Local food businesses that serve food to the public are regulated by Federation Council and/or the NSW Food Authority to ensure the food they are preparing and selling is safe for consumption.  It is important that food businesses maintain good hygiene practices to avoid illness and food poisoning outbreaks.

Retail food businesses such as cafes, restaurants, takeaway food shops, supermarkets, caterers, hotels, pubs, clubs, schools and canteens are regulated by Councils.  While primary production and high risk food premises such as butchers, seafood producers, poultry manufacturers, hospitals and aged care facilities are regulated by NSW Food Authority.