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Excellence in Food Safety FAQ

Deliciously Safe FAQ

Deliciously safeHow long is the sticker/certificate valid for?
The majority of food businesses within the City are inspected annually, however this frequency may be altered depending on the risk classification of the business. For example, a business that manufacturers high risk foods may be inspected on a 3 to 6 monthly basis, whilst a business that sells low risks foods may be inspected on a 18 to 24 monthly basis. Most businesses would be aware of their inspection frequency, therefore if you are interested in identifying their inspection frequency in relation to their sticker, simply ask the business.

It is important to be aware that the Deliciously Safe sticker reflects the excellent compliant status of the business at the time of inspection, which is specified on the sticker.

Are all businesses eligible?
Some business sectors within the City are not eligible for the recognition of their fully compliant status through the Deliciously Safe Program as detailed below:

  • Businesses captured under the State-based Food Safety Rating Scheme, including but not limited to food service businesses, such as hotels, restaurants, cafes, take-away shops, hotels and retail bakeries;
  • Businesses that serve vulnerable populations (child care centres, aged care facilities, delivered meals organisations and hospitals) are subject to food safety audits, rather than routine food premises inspections, therefore they cannot be found to have excellent compliance at a routine inspection; and
  • Food businesses that simply sell pre-packaged nominal risk foods are also not eligible for this program. Businesses that may fall into this category include chemists, video stores, gyms and food distributors who do not retail to the public and only distribute nominal risk foods.

For further information regarding the Deliciously Safe program, please contact Council's Environmental Health Department on 8408 1111.

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