The Shire of Harvey’s Environmental Health department aims to ensure the sale and supply of safe and suitable food to residents and visitors. Our focus is to work cooperatively with business operators to achieve the best possible food safety outcomes.
To achieve this, we undertake routine assessments of food businesses and provide advice on matters such as food hygiene and procedures. The Shire also provides free online food training, carry out routine food sampling and investigate complaints from the public.
It is a legal responsibility that all food business operators ensure that staff working within their business have adequate skills and knowledge in relation to the tasks they are undertaking. This is an important tool in ensuring safe food and the Shire’s Environmental Health Officers actively enforce this requirement.
I’M ALERT is a free online food safety course that has been developed by qualified and experienced Environmental
Health professionals and is equivalent in scope to a two-day consultant delivered course.
The program is easy to follow, includes an entertaining presentation as well as interactive quizzes. A training acknowledgement form can be printed upon completion and be kept as a part of your records.
If you would like to do this course just log on to www.harvey.imalert.com.au.
The Department of Agriculture and Food’s Small Landholder Information Service (SLIS) have launched a new initiave, Fresh Food Link. This project aims to support WA’s small producers and food businesses, providing them with direct connections to suppliers, markets, processors, value adders and consumers through a register of supply and demand. Alongside this register SLIS is also providing marketing and business plan workshops to help small producers capitalise on the success of their product.
For further resources, publications and upcoming event details please see the department’s website.