Food Safety

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Weipa Town Authority are committed to helping businesses, community organisations and individuals prepare and serve safe food.

The Environmental Health team monitors the food safety and hygiene standards of local food businesses to ensure compliance with the Food Act 2006. With almost five million Australians getting sick from eating unsafe food each year serving safe food is vital to the success of any business.

The team can also provide advice to the community about preparing, serving, selling and donating food. 

  • Local government shares responsibility for food safety with various Queensland Government agencies.  You may wish to consult the fact sheet Making a complaint about a food or food business to determine who is responsible for your particular issue.  

    If the responsible agency is local government, or if you are unsure, refer to the information on Food Safety for consumers website or contact Council's Environmental Health Officers on 07 4030 9400. 

    More information about food borne illness is available on the Queensland Health The Food Pantry website.

  • Weipa Town Authority takes food hygiene very seriously. All food businesses have obligations and the WTA is assisting food businesses to meet these obligations by providing free access to this training tool.

    There is a high demand for training within the food sector. This training will assist food handlers in developing the required skills and knowledge to ensure food is handled in a safe and hygienic manner.

    The program is easy to follow, includes an entertaining presentation as well as interactive quizzes and the ability to view Chinese text and captions. A training acknowledgement form can be printed upon completion and be kept as a part of your staff records.

    About the I'M ALERT food safety training course:

    • Its free
    • has no limit on numbers that can sign up
    • is all online
    • includes interactive quizzes
    • covers over 20 food safety topics
    • provides a training acknowledgement upon completion.

    Click here to commence the training.