'I'M ALERT' Online Food Safety Training
Food businesses have a responsibility of ensuring food hygiene and safety.
To help businesses achieve the highest level of food safety standards, Cambridge hosts a free interactive food safety training program available at www.cambridge.imalert.com.au.
Developed by Environmental Health Australia, the quiz is easy-to-follow and covers many food-related topics. Once you've finished the quiz you'll receive a training acknowledgement from to print off and keep.
Good hygiene and food safety practices can prevent food poisoning and other illnesses. Cambridge carries out routine food safety and hygiene inspections of all business premises that prepare food for sale to the general public.
Inspections are carried out to assess compliance of the food business with requirements of the Food Act. inspection assess the structure of the premises, cleaning standards and the practices carried out by the food handlers when storing, preparing and serving food.
Strategies to ensure the safety of food provided within the Town of Cambridge include:
sampling of locally produced foods for compliance with Microbiological and Chemical Standards;
investigating complaints about food quality, food businesses or food handling practices; and
regular inspections of food businesses (conducted by environmental health officers).