Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is caused by consuming food or drink that is contaminated with a food poisoning organism. Please ensure you consult a doctor as soon as possible if you show symptoms of food poisoning.

Further information can be found at the Department of Health WA website.

If you believe food poisoning occurred due to a food business within the City of Armadale, please contact the City’s Health Services for assistance.

Food Business Complaints

If you believe that a food business is not up to standard or is potentially selling food that is unsafe for the public, please contact the City's Health Services.

Food Safety in the Home

As poor food handling is a common cause for food poisoning, it is important to understand what you can do to reduce the risk.

Keep clean

  • Wash your hands with hot water and soap before preparing food and between handling raw and cooked food.
  • Sanitise all food contact surfaces and utensils used for food preparation regularly.
  • Prevent pests, insects and animals from entering the kitchen.

Separate raw and cooked food

  • Use separate utensils for raw meats and ready to eat foods. Ready to eat foods include vegetables, fruit, salads and cooked food.
  • Do not cross contaminate. Separate raw meats (this includes seafood and poultry) with ready to eat foods.
  • Store ready to eat foods on shelves higher than raw meat products in your refrigerator.

Temperature Control

  • Cook food thoroughly (at or above 60ºC). For poultry and meat ensure all juices are clear and not pink.
  • Do not leave food at room temperature for longer than two hours.
  • Refrigerate all perishable foods as soon as possible at or below 5ºC.

For more information please refer to the following links or visit the Department of Health WA website.