Food safety inspections for the years 2014, 2015, 2016

Nigel Gladstone made this Government Information (Public Access) request to Upper Lachlan Shire Council

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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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Dear Nigel,

 

Thank you for your e-mail.

 

In response to your enquiry, please see Upper Lachlan Shire Council’s
Government Information (Public Access) Policy (GIPA) including the Council
Access Application form. The requirements for Council to determine a valid
GIPA Access Application is as follows:-

 

APPLICATION VALIDITY REQUIRMENTS

•             be in writing,

•             clearly indicate that it is an access application under the
GIPA Act,

•             include the $30 application fee,

•             state a postal address to where notices can be sent, and

•             include enough information to identify the information that
is being applied for.

 

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The main timeframe is the decision period, which is 20 working days from
the day the agency receives a valid application or the application becomes
valid.

 

PROCESSING CHARGES

There may be charges for processing your application. The application fee
you have paid will count towards these charges.  Council will provide you
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have the opportunity to seek a discount or waiver.  Council may ask that
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have the right to seek a review of our decision about processing charges.

 

More information regarding access to government information is available
from the Office of Information and Privacy Commission website
www.ipc.nsw.gov.au. If you have any questions, please contact Emily
Brooker, Council’s Right to Information Officer, on telephone (02) 4845
4108

 

Regards;

 

Emily Brooker

Senior Records & TRIM Officer

Upper Lachlan Shire Council

Ph: 02 4845 4100 F: 02 4845 1426

 

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Emily,

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 for some councils to put this information together.

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 30 councils without the need for a GIPA or any paperwork already as it is an informal request.

I hope this clears the way for you to freely release the information.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Emily,

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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Nigel,

 

Please find attached a response to your informal information request.

 

Regards;

 

Emily Brooker

Senior Records & TRIM Officer

Upper Lachlan Shire Council

Ph: 02 4845 4100 F: 02 4845 1426

 

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Emily,

Thanks very much for this information.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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