Food Businesses

Food Businesses

A food business is a business, enterprise of activity (other than primary food production) that involves:

  • the handling of food intended for sale
  • the sale of food

regardless of whether the business, enterprise or activity concerned is of a commercial, charitable or community nature or whether it involved the handling or sale of food on one occasion only.

What defines a food business and the sale of food?

Food businesses within the City of Armadale are regularly inspected by the City’s Health Services to ensure compliance with the Food Act 2008 and other legislation.

The City  conducts a regular food sampling program, analysing a broad range of food for sale against the requirements of the Australian New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Starting a Food Business

Prior to the construction of a new food premises, or the alteration of an existing food premises, approval must be sought from the City of Armadale’s Health Services. Complete the following application form, ensuring it meets all requirements and return along with payment to the City of Armadale.

Food businesses are required to notify or register with the City of Armadale prior to selling or manufacturing any food intended for sale. Complete the following notification/registration form, ensuring it meets all requirements and return along with payment to the City of Armadale.

If you are intending to operate your food business from home, refer to the information sheet below for requirements.

For fees and pricing details refer to the Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Change of Ownership/Business Activities

Proprietors are also required to notify the City of Armadale in writing of any changes in the operation of a food business, including:

If proprietors or settlement agents wish to request a written report for the food business prior to handover, send a request in writing to the City of Armadale’s Health Services.

For fees and pricing details refer to the Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Temporary Food Stalls and Sausage Sizzles

Any person intending to set up a temporary food stall or a sausage sizzle within the City of Armadale will need to complete and submit the following application form to the City’s Health Services.

For fees and pricing details refer to the Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Food Safety

It is a requirement that all staff working in a food business must have adequate knowledge of basic food safety and food hygiene. Below is some important information on basic food safety topics and requirements.