Food safety inspections for the years 2014, 2015, 2016

Nigel Gladstone made this Government Information (Public Access) request to Wagga Wagga City 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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From: Barraclough, Kate
Wagga Wagga City Council

Dear Nigel,

Thank you for your email.

Under the NSW Food Regulation Partnership between all Councils and the NSW Food Authority, Councils are required to submit an Annual Activities Report which contains information similar to your request. We refer you to the NSW Food Authority website www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au where the activity reports are made publicly available. We also refer you to the NSW Food Authority’s Name and Shame register.

Kind Regards,

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Kate Barraclough
Environmental Health Officer

1300 292 442
d +61 2 6926 9344 | e [email address]
City of Wagga Wagga • 243 Baylis Street (PO Box 20) • Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Kate,

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 as you have mentioned. 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: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Kate,

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: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Kate,

Thanks for your reply.

I've been told that the Annual Activities Report is not made publically available and I have to ask each council for it individually.
If it is online somewhere can you please show me where.
If not can can I please get the report from you or can you tell me 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?

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.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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