If you own a food establishment, then watch out!
Council food inspectors could be soon knocking on your doors to check whether your food business complies with Australian food safety standards and regulations.
Recently, our Founder and Managing Director Mr Gavin Buckett was interviewed on the “Mornings” show on Channel 9 about the standards for food safety in Australia. Of course, what was talked about wasn’t entertaining, especially for the 445 ‘sloppy businesses’ in Brisbane that paid fines totalling $579,700, for the lack of sufficient food safety standards, but the purpose of the story was to focus on ways that customers can spot the safe places to eat.
You can watch the interview as TV presenters Sonia Kruger and David Campbell have turned food safety into a small, focused debate that will open your eyes to what customers should look out for the next time they dine out at your restaurant.
You can watch the video interview by clicking the image below:
Gavin Buckett’s advice for diners:
A lot of kitchens are open plan so you can see the staff, and where food is being prepared. You can see what they’re doing, the uniforms they’re wearing, and even if they’re washing their hands. Always take a look at the environment the food is being prepared in.
Advice for food businesses and restaurants:
Don’t gamble with food safety! At The Gourmet Guardian we work confidentially and cost-effectively with food businesses to:
• Reduce potential food safety dangers you might not know about
• Prevent dangerous outbreaks
• Uncover hidden issues that might be just as problematic and costly.
We can also help empower your employees with fun and engaging food safety training through our RTO Prime Skills website: Click here to make sure your business is Food Safety compliant.
As the Brisbane Council says: “Clean up or close up.”
When it comes to food and the health of your patrons, there is no room for shortcuts.