Food Safety

Whether eating food prepared in the home or from a restaurant it is important the food we consume is safe. It is estimated there are 5.4 million cases of food poisoning every year in Australia which results in 1.2 million people seeing a doctor, 300,000 antibiotic prescriptions, 2.1 million days off work, even more severe consequences – 120 deaths and it is estimated that this costs the economy $1.2 billion per year.

The City of Swan has a team of dedicated Environmental Health Officers who work closely with local businesses and community groups who prepare food for sale.

Did you know there are over 800 food premises within the City of Swan? In 2013/14 the City’s Health Services conducted over 1700 inspections of food businesses and public buildings ensuring they were operating and being maintained to an appropriate standard.

Further information

For more detailed information of specific food topics please follow these links: