Food safety inspections for the years 2014, 2015, 2016

Nigel Gladstone made this Government Information (Public Access) request to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

The request was partially successful.

From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Local Council,

Can you please provide me with the number of food safety inspections carried out in your area annually, for the last three years?

How many warning were issued each year and how many fines each year?

What percentage of all food outlets did the council inspect each year?

Have any outlets been shut down for non-compliance and if so what for and how many?

What were the worst offences/biggest fines for each year?

Yours faithfully,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Kylie Cross
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council


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Dear Nigel,

Please find attached correspondence from Council for your attention.

Kind regards

Kylie Cross
Executive Assistant to Director Corporate & Organisational Services

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444
(02) 6581 8677
0419 144564

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Kylie Cross,

This request is very simple as all the information I am asking for is contained in an annual report all councils provide to the NSW food Authority. The food authority send an email form each year and it is emailed back to them. Lane Cove council had it in their document management system but if you do not you can request it from the food authority and they will email it back to you.

The Food authority will not release the forms as it is third party information so I have to request it from all councils individually. I have already received this information from several councils without the need for a GIPA or any paper work as it is an informal request.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Blair Hancock
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Dear Mr Gladstone,
I understand that you are liaising with the NSW Food Authority's Manager Local Government Unit, to get the information that you are after.

If you are unable to a gain this information, please let me know.

Regards

Blair Hancock
Group Manager Governance and Executive Services

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444
(02) 6581 8631
0418 602 416

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Blair Hancock,

The Food authority will not release the forms as it is third party information so I have to request it from all councils individually. I have already received this information from several councils without the need for a GIPA or paperwork as it is an informal request.

This request is very simple as all the information I am asking for is contained in an annual report all councils provide to the NSW food Authority. The food authority send an email form each year and it is emailed back to them. Lane Cove council had it in their document management system but if you do not you can request it from the food authority and they will email it back to you. It took about ten minutes to collate the information I am asking for according to other councils.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Blair Hancock,

You have not responded to my request for information yet, it has been more than a month. Can I please clarify that I want to know how many high and medium risk food businesses were inspected in each year (2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16) and what percentage of the total number of these were inspected in each year, how many warnings, formal improvement notices and fines were issued in each year? How many outlets were shut down each year, if any?

This request is very simple as all the information I am asking for is contained in an annual report all councils provide to the NSW food Authority.

If you do not have a copy of it, you can request it from the food authority and they will email it back to you. I am happy to go through the form myself to get the information as several other councils have sent it to me.

Unfortunately, the Food authority will not release the forms as it is third party information so I have to request it from all councils individually. I have already received this information from more than 50 councils now without the need for a formal GIPA as it is an informal request.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Blair Hancock
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

I will be travelling and out of the  office until 12 December.

 

Please contact me on my mobile phone if it is urgent, 0418 602 416.

 

Thank you

 

Blair Hancock

 

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From: Blair Hancock
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Dear Mr Gladstone,
I forwarded your request on internally, I will follow up.

Thanks

Blair

Sent from my iPhone

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Blair Hancock,

It's now February and no one has contacted me about my request for information?

Can I please clarify that I want to know how many high and medium risk food businesses were inspected in each year (2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16) and what percentage of the total number of these were inspected in each year, how many warnings, formal improvement notices and fines were issued in each year? How many outlets were shut down each year, if any?

This request is very simple as all the information I am asking for is contained in an annual report all councils provide to the NSW food Authority.

If you do not have a copy of it, you can request it from the food authority and they will email it back to you. I am happy to go through the form myself to get the information as several other councils have sent it to me.

Unfortunately, the Food authority will not release the forms as it is third party information so I have to request it from all councils individually
Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Tim Atherton
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council


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Dear Mr Gladstone

 

Please find attached the statistics you requested from my food inspector.

 

I apologise for the delay in responding to you.  Unfortunately, your
request was overlooked by my staff member and not completed before he went
on leave over Christmas/New Year.

 

I trust the information is of assistance.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Tim Atherton
Group Manager (Regulatory Services)

 

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444
Office: (02) 6581 8111

[mobile number]

Email: [email address]

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Tim Atherton,

Thanks for the 2015/16 statistics, my request was for the 2013/14 and 2014/15 numbers as well. Can you please send me these 2 too?

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Tim Atherton
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Nigel

That was a mistake made by my food EHO. I'll have him send you the additional year's statistics asap.

Regards

Tim Atherton
Group Manager (Regulatory Services)

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444
Office: (02) 6581 8111
[mobile number]
Email: [email address]
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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Tim Atherton,

Thanks very much.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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Luke Bacon left an annotation ()

Hey Nigel :)

Have you done anything with all this information?

It would be awesome if you'd annotate some of these requests to show everyone what these successful requests enabled you to do.

Luke

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