Food safety inspections for the years 2014, 2015, 2016

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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: Peta Kinnane
Camden Council

 

Dear Nigel,

 

RE:      YOUR APPLICATION FOR ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

 

Your Application for Access to Information under the Government
Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (‘GIPA Act’) was received by Council
on 28 October, 2016.

 

You asked for the following information:

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?

 

The answers are as follows:
Q1) Can you please provide me with the number of food safety inspections
carried out in your area annually, for the last three years?

Number of Food Inspections undertaken, including temporary food stalls,
mobile food vendors, fixed food premises and reinspections.

 

2015/16 678
2014/15 718
2013/14 697

 

 

 

 

Q2) How many warning were issued each year and how many fines each year?

 

Number of warning letter and fines

 

Year Warning Letters Fines
2015/16 55 15
2014/15 79 9
2013/14 26 6

 

Q3) What percentage of all food outlets did the council inspect each
year?  

All fixed and mobile premises were inspected during each reporting period,
as per Council agreement with the NSW Food Authority. That is 100% of all
fixed and mobile food premises being inspected.

 

Q4) Have any outlets been shut down for non-compliance and if so what for
and how many?

A total of five premises have been issued Prohibition Notices under the
provisions of the Food Act to cease trading due to breaches of the
legislation.

 

Four premises were closed for failure to maintain the premises to a
standard of cleanliness as well as failure to take all practicable
measures to eradicate and prevent pest harbourage. One premises was closed
for failure to maintain the premises to a standard of cleanliness.

 

Q5) What were the worst offences/biggest fines for each year?

 

Camden Council has issued $880 for offences such as -

Fail to maintain the food premises to the required standard of
cleanliness,

Fail to take all practicable measures to eradicate and prevent the
harbourage of pests - presence of pests

Fail to store potentially hazardous food under temperature control

 

Should you have any questions in relation to your application, please do
not hesitate to contact me on (02) 4654 7641.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

Peta Kinnane JP
Governance Officer

Camden Council   I    PO Box 183, Camden NSW 2570
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From: Nigel Gladstone
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Subject: Government Information (Public Access) request - 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?

Yours faithfully,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Peta Kinnane,

As discussed can you please break down which years the businesses were shut down, how many high and medium risk businesses were inspected each year and how many Formal Improvement notices were issued each year?

Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Peta Kinnane
Camden Council

Good afternoon Nigel, please find the responses to your additional GIPA
questions associated with your informal application. Trusting this is
satisfactory to your requirements. Regards, Peta

 

 

Peta Kinnane JP
Governance Officer

Camden Council   I    PO Box 183, Camden NSW 2570
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Hi Peta,

 

Please see the answers to the additional GIPA questions asked concerning
food premises

 

Kind regards

 

Fiona

 

 

Q1) Break down which years the businesses were shut down

 

                                               

Financial Year No Prohibition Notices Requiring closure until matters
rectified
2015-16 5
2014 -15 0
2013-2014 0

 

 

Q2) How many high and medium risk businesses were inspected each year

 

Financial Year HIGH MEDIUM TEMPORARY MOBILE
2015-2016 313 5 202 28
2014-2015 281 18 288 2
2013-2014 266 14 199 8

 

NOTE: 1.these figures are only for initial inspections and not
reinspections, nor premises that are categorised as low risk

2. In 2015-2016 the Food Activities Report definition of mobile food
changed, to include mobile food vans that operate at temporary events as
well as those already included in council mobile food register. 

 

Q3) Food Act Improvement Notices issued each year

 

Financial Year No. Improvement Notices
2015-2016 27
2014-2015 16
2013-2014 24

 

 

 

Dear Peta Kinnane,

 

As discussed can you please break down which years the businesses were
shut down, how many high and medium risk businesses were inspected each
year and how many Formal Improvement notices were issued each year?

 

Thanks.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Nigel Gladstone

 

 

 

 

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Peta,

Thanks so much for this info, much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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