PO Box 147, Currie
King Island TAS 7256
Ph: 03 6462 9000
Fax: 03 6462 1313
By law all premises, food vans and anywhere that food is manufactured, prepared, packed, stored or sold must be registered with the Council. As part of the registration, each registered food outlet must be inspected by a Health Inspector appointed by Council. The Inspector checks on food storage, temperature control, food protection, cleanliness of utensils and equipment, refuse storage, labelling of foods and personal hygiene of staff. The condition of the building is also checked to ensure that it complies with the relevant regulations.
For each type of food sold, there is a prescribed standard for the type of ingredients and additives which are permitted. The inspector may take a number of food samples from different premises, and submit them for analysis. Those premises whose samples do not comply with the standards may be prosecuted.
Online Food Safety Course
For the public to be confident that the food they purchase is of suitable quality, and is safe to eat, it is imperative that food handlers have the necessary knowledge and skills.
This course can be undertaken by anyone with involvement or interest in handling food for public consumption including restaurant and take-away providers, retailers and wholesalers, market stallholders and canteen cuisine.
If you have any questions in regard to the course, please do not hesitate to contact the King Island Council.
Telephone 03 6462 9000.
Immunisations which are regularly available on King Island include:
Recommended Immunisation Schedule
Funded Influenza Immunisation Schedule for Tasmania, 2010
Communicable diseases are diseases that can be spread from one person to another. Diseases such as cholera or typhoid require quick and thorough investigation. This usually involves the collection of specimens for laboratory analysis, removal and disposal of infectious materials,
Household Waste Treatment
Council officers will supervise the installation and alteration of septic systems in unsewered areas. The disposal of human waste can be particularly hazardous to public health as it may carry communicable diseases.
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