Food safety inspections for the years 2014, 2015, 2016
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?
21 November 2016
Right to Know
GIPA Request for Information – Food Safety Inspections
On 28 October 2016, Bland Shire Council received your access application
under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, in which you
sought access to the following documents:
Food Safety Inspections for the years 2014, 2015, 2016.
I am authorised as the principal officer, for the purposes of the s. 9(3)
of the GIPA Act, to decide your access application.
A search of the records of Bland Shire Council has been undertaken, to
identify all government information falling within the scope of your
Council does not have the information you requested for the reporting
year 2013/14. The information for the reporting years 2014/2015 and
2015/2016 is listed in the table below.
No. Of Inspections Percentage of No. Shut Biggest
(medium & high risk Warnings Outlets down for non offences
Year premises) Issued Inspected ** compliance fines
2014/2015 44 0 88% 0 N/A
2015/2016 41 0 82% 0 N/A
**Note: There are 76 food premises in Council’s area. Regular
inspections are carried out on all premises but reporting statistics are
only kept for inspections carried out on those designated as medium and
If you have any queries about this notice or require further information
on your rights of review, please contact Raewyn Galton, on 0269722266.
Director Corporate, Community
& Development Services
Director Corporate, Community & Development Services
PO Box 21
West Wyalong NSW 2671
Ph: 02 6972 2266
[Bland Shire Council request email]
Thanks for the information, can you ask the food authority for the 2013/14 form if that's not too much to ask? I'm happy to get the numbers out of it myself to save you time..
Please find attached Council's response to your enquiry.
Dear Raewyn Galton,
Thanks for the information. I can help you calculate the percentage of inspections carried out if you tell me how many high and medium risk food outlets there were in 2013/14. All we need is the number of primary inspections carried out on high and medium risk businesses and then we divide that by the number of businesses in this category, secondary inspections are not needed for the calculation.
I hope that helps.
Following is an extract of the 2013/2014 activities report for your information. Councils figures do not list secondary inspections separately - all inspections carried out are combined in the one figure.
FOOD BUSINESS PROFILE
Number of high risk premises - 41
Number of medium risk businesses - 9
Number of low risk businesses - 26
Total number of food businesses - 76
REGULATION INSPECTION PROFILE (EXCLUDING LOW RISK BUSINESSES)
Combined number of inspections of high and medium risk food businesses including reinspections - 60
Combined number of inspections of high and medium risk food businesses satisfactory at the
time of reporting (irrespective of the number of re-inspections) - 31
Dear Raewyn Galton,