Australian Food Health And Safety Regulations

Australian culture is hallmarked by a melting pot of global cuisine served from restaurants and fast food outlets. Different regions are home to different food precincts from different areas of the globe. There are broad health and safety guidelines which explain exactly how food service must operate within the areas of hygiene and occupational health and safety. There are a handful of reasonable reasons why food hygiene rules must be followed, primarily health-related. Food health and safety regulations keep customers safe and businesses from being sued. They are relatively easy to follow and are discussed below.

The Cost Benefit Analysis of Food Safety

Food safety standards are regulated with the intent to prevent costly harm to patients at the expense of restaurants and Government health organisations. Simple tasks, such as keeping food preparation areas free from observable detritus, scraps or particles are easy to achieve but prevent, for example, people ingesting food they are allergic to, may not eat on reigious grounds or which contains harmful bacteria or microorganisms.

What Can Restaurants Serve?

Restaurants can serve anything which is safe to consume for humans. This includes meat, fish, vegetables, grains and spices which are intended as food, but not those which have been harvested in a manner which was not intended as food production, for example, roadkill, vegetables with known infestation of microorganisms or grains which have been contaminated with cleaning agents. This does not necessitate complete removal of foodstuffs just because they have been sprayed with insecticides, for example. If a culinary ingredient has been exposed to chemicals compliant with the Australian New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Do Australian Food Standards Affect My Food Service?

Yes, any business operating in Australia which sells food for profit must comply with the hygiene and OH&S regulations listed above or risk evaluation and punitive enforcement. All this means is that restaurants and fast food chains must keep their premises tidy and clean from refuse which can be seen with the naked eye. They must only serve food which is fit for human consumption and not likely to cause disease or other harm. There are, of course, protocols which detail what to do in the event of an outbreak of disease or other hygiene crises. One recent example is the OECD’s governance of how food businesses must behave during pandemic conditions.

How Do Lumix Products Comply With Food Standards?

Heavy food processing machinery sold by Lumix Procut is easy to clean thoroughly. This makes it easy for businesses who use our equipment to maintain steady compliance with Australian food safety standards. Our replaceable parts mean in the instance a situation becomes unsafe, such as, if a blade breaks, then a suitable solution is available rapidly.

Contact Lumix

Lumix Procut supply food processing machines direct from Spain to Australian retailers. We also provide regular maintenance schedules where we can. You may purchase after sales care, service and spare parts replacement and ensure your machines can keep up with food hygiene and occupational health and safety standards. Lumix Procut are available to sell you heavy duty meat processing equipment, via telephone, Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Call us on 02 9792 7700 to place an order. Ask for delivery too!