Food Premises Grading Policy

The Food Premises Grading Policy is an operational policy that has been prepared to fill the gap left by the revocation of the Food Hygiene Bylaw 2004. The Bylaw was revoked because it was not reviewed within the statutory timeframe, pending changes to the legislation governing food safety.

Food grading is a useful public education tool, providing a means for the community to easily see whether a food premises has met the necessary food safety requirements. Displaying a food grading also encourages businesses to improve food safety standards in order to achieve a higher grading or avoid a low grading.

The purpose of the Food Premises Grading Policy is to support Council's role in monitoring and enforcing legislation and regulations governing food premises. The policy facilitates the process of inspecting and auditing food premises for the purposes of determining the grade for that premises, and establishes the methodology for calculating food premises grades.

This Policy shall come into force on 8 October 2015 and is available for downloading below.

Food Premises Grading Policy(PDF, 29KB)