Food safety inspections for the years 2014, 2015, 2016

Nigel Gladstone made this Government Information (Public Access) request to Marrickville 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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Thank you for submitting your Information Request to Inner West Council. Your reference number for this request is 1315820.

Your request will be processed within the next seven (7) business days.

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Inner West Council
P: +61 2 9335 2222 | E: [email address]

Ashfield Service Centre: 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131
Leichhardt Service Centre: 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Petersham Service Centre: 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham NSW 2049

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Innerwest Council,

I'm compiling the food authority information for all councils in NSW to show how many places they are inspecting, what percentage of outlets get inspected each year and how many warnings, formal improvement notices and fines are issued.

The data will be put into an interactive map to show which will show areas have the most food outlets, and how often they get inspected etc. I have been working with the NSW Food Authority who are supportive of this project. The more councils provide their data the better picture we get of food safety in NSW.

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 these were inspected in each year.

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.
Some councils have this in their document management system but 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 forms 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 40 councils now without the need for a formal GIPA.

I would also like to know how many formal improvement notices were issued in each year.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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Leichhardt Service Centre: 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040

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Thank you for submitting your Information Request to Inner West Council. Your reference number for this request is 1327867.

Your request will be processed within the next seven (7) business days.

Inner West Council | , Marrickville
Inner West Council
P: +61 2 9335 2222 | E: [email address]

Ashfield Service Centre: 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131
Leichhardt Service Centre: 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Petersham Service Centre: 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham NSW 2049

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From: Jennifer Robinson

Hi Nigel,

I'm consulting with our Senior Environmental Health Officer - Monitoring Services.

I'll be in touch with you in early January due to the upcoming public holidays and Council grant days.

Kind Regards,

Jennifer Robinson | Governance Officer
Inner West Council
P: +61 2 9335 2072 | E: [email address]

Ashfield Service Centre: 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131
Leichhardt Service Centre: 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Petersham Service Centre: 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham NSW 2049

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Jennifer Robinson,

I've not heard from anyone yet, and it's now February? I sent the request in October last year.

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Jennifer Robinson

Hi Nigel,

I can see that you logged two enquires, one in October and one in December. The one logged in October was responded to by my colleague from the Ashfield Service Centre (Quinton Kohler).

Regarding the enquiry from December - apologies, we've had a number of staff on leave over the holidays/school holiday period. Our environmental health officer has spoken to
The NSW Food Authority and we believe that is the correct organisation to pursue this with. Alternatively, you may lodge a Formal Access Application and we will consider making the requested data available.

Kind Regards,

Jennifer Robinson | Governance Officer
Inner West Council
P: +61 2 9335 2072 | E: [email address]

Ashfield Service Centre: 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131
Leichhardt Service Centre: 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Petersham Service Centre: 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham NSW 2049

Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this land, the Gadigal-Wangal people of the Eora Nation.

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Jennifer Robinson,

If I put in a media request for this information, would that change things?

Yours sincerely,

Nigel Gladstone

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From: Jennifer Robinson

Hi Nigel,

No, it wouldn't change anything. Media frequently lodge Formal Access Applications for information.

Kind Regards,

Jennifer Robinson | Governance Officer
Inner West Council
P: +61 2 9335 2072 | E: [email address]

Ashfield Service Centre: 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131
Leichhardt Service Centre: 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Petersham Service Centre: 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham NSW 2049

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From: Nigel Gladstone

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Dear Marrickville Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews for the inner west council and attach it to the other requests i made.

I am writing to request an internal review of Marrickville Council's handling of my FOI request 'Food safety inspections for the years 2014, 2015, 2016'.

I have received this information from the vast majority of councils in NSW without the need for a formal GIPA.
All the request asks for is contained in a single report provided to the NSW food authority annually, there is no need to search records as it can be obtained via an email to the food authority asking for it.

I have offered to extract the informaion myself so it does not take up any staff resources apart from sending an email or two.

I think it is unreasonable to request $30 for information that regional and other city councils have freely provided as well as the fact it will take very little time to do.

For your reference here is the list of councils who have provided the information so far:
Hills Shire Council
Sutherland Shire Council
Penrith Council
Blacktown City Council
Wollongong City Council
City of Parramatta Council
Newcastle City Council
Randwick City Council 
Gosford City Council
North Sydney Council
Wyong Council
Willoughby City Council
Campbelltown Council
Hornsby Shire Council
Canterbury City Council
Hurstville Council
Camden Council
Port Stephens Council
Tweed Shire Council
Ku-ring-gai Council
Holroyd council
Kogarah Council
Waverly Council
Shellharbour City Council
Blue Mountains City Council
Rockdale Council
Coffs Harbour City Council
Cessnock City Council
Warringah Council
Pittwater Council
Woollahra Municipal Council
Bega Valley Shire Council
Clarence Valley Council
Maitland City Council
Manly Council
Singleton Council
Lismore City Council
Griffith City Council
Orange City Council 
Dubbo Regional Council
Greater Taree City Council
Botany Council
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Great Lakes Council
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
Eurobodalla Shire Council
Kempsey Shire Council
Strathfield Council
Wollondilly Shire Council
Goulburn Mulwaree Council
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Richmond Valley Council
Mosman Municipal Council
Tumut Council
Lane Cove Council
GLEN INNES SEVERN COUNCIL 
Nambucca Shire Council
Upper hunter Shire Council
Bellingen Shire Council
Snowy River Shire Council
Broken Hill City Council
Cowra Shire Council
Wentworth Shire Council
Cooma Monaro Regional Council
Narrabri Shire Council
Yass valley Council
Young Shire Council
Hay Shire Council
Inverell Shire Council
Narromine Shire Council
Kyogle Council
Tenterfield Shire Council
Berrigan Shire Council
Blayney Shire Council
Murray Shire Council
Wakool
Cootamundra Shire Council
Upper Lachlan Shire Council
Bland Shire Council
Walgett Shire Council
Tumbarumba Shire Council 
Walcha Shire Council
Dungog Shire Council
Gloucester Shire Council
Uralla Shire council
Gilgandra Shire Council
Bogan Shire Council
Brewarrina Shire Council
Jerilderie Shire Council
Central Darling Shire Council
Cobar Shire Council
Lockhart Shire Council
Murrumbidgee Shire Council
Conargo Shire Council
Leeton shire council
Balranald shire council

Most of the others such as Kiama are working on it as I have found they either did not get the request to the correct person or lost the email in their system and are happy to send the info once I get the request to the right person..

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/f...

Yours faithfully,

Nigel Gladstone

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Ashfield Service Centre: 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131

Leichhardt Service Centre: 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040

Petersham Service Centre: 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham NSW 2049

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