AUSTRALIA: Monash food safety dished up on Golden Plate
Posted: March 27th, 2011 - 9:46pm
Source: Waverley Leader
Monash Council is recognising local restaurants and cafes that value food safety with a revamped Golden Plate Awards program.
Businesses that score well in impromptu food safety inspections by council will be given a three, four or five-star rating and a corresponding certificate to display, with the highest rating applying to premises with a 93 per cent score or above.
Last financial year, Monash Council received 181 food complaints and conducted 2256 food safety inspections.
Health officers tested 538 food samples, with 90 per cent of samples complying with food standards.
Restaurants, cafes, bakeries, takeaway stores, supermarkets and aged and childcare facilities are eligible for the awards and are automatically assessed as part of normal inspections.