Running a food business
Proprietors have a number of legal obligations under the Food Act 2008 (WA) and Food Safety Standards. Our Environmental Health Officers undertake ongoing routine inspections of all food premises within the City of Rockingham to ensure that proprietors are meeting their obligations under the food legislation, and maintaining a high level of food hygiene and food safety.
They are available to provide advice on food hygiene and food safety, and to provide assistance wherever possible.
Proprietors are required to receive approval from our Health Services prior to undertaking refurbishments or minor works, to ensure that the proposed work complies with the food legislation.
We have included a fact sheet below about food safety advice relating to coronavirus (COVID-19). More information and resources are available on our COVID-19 information and updates page.
Free food safety training courses
We take food hygiene very seriously and we are assisting food businesses to meet their obligations by providing free access to an online training tool.
I'm Alert Food Safety
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I'm Alert Food Safety training
The City of Rockingham in conjunction with Environmental Health Australia (EHA) provides a new comprehensive training tool called FoodSafe Online. The course is flexible, in-house training, which covers all aspects of food safety relevant to the hospitality and food service industry to maintain the highest standard in food safety and hygiene.
On the payment page use the City's unique discount voucher "FSROCKI316" and you will receive FoodSafe Online free of charge. Once completed, a Training Acknowledgement Form can be printed and retained for your staff records.
FoodSafe Training Pack
FoodSafe Training Pack is an in-house training program developed by the Australian Institute of Environmental Health to help businesses meet its food safety requirements by documenting cleaning and pest control, monitoring temperatures of food, and recording and monitoring deliveries. The program has recently upgraded to better reflect current standard and provide a clear guide for food allergens.
The training package contains a video, workbook with questionnaires, and an ongoing proprietor workbook (on USB). For more information or to obtain a FoodSafe Package, please contact us on 9528 0333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Safety Newsletter
We publish the Food Safety Newsletter twice a year for all local businesses to provide the latest information and helpful tips in safe food handling and food safety practice. We encourage you to have a read and to share the newsletter with all staff members.
If you would like to see any particular topics discussed, please contact us by email on email@example.com or call 9528 0333 with any feedback or suggestions.