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Information on requirements of the
All Food Food Standards Code may be viewed on the
Food Standards Australia New Zealand Food For Sale
Where food is to be prepared within the
domestic home, it is necessary for the
Additional information on food safety requirements Premises
may be obtained from the Department of Health
City of Cockburn and Department of
Health (WA) to ensure that the food
www.population.health.wa.gov.au. A guide to operating a food business from
produced will be appropriately handled residential premises under the Health (Food
Hygiene) Regulations 1993, the Food Standards
and stored to ensure its safety and Code and the City of Cockburn Local Laws.
As with all other food businesses, you are City of Cockburn
also responsible for ensuring that the
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food you prepare for sale is safe to eat
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and suitably labelled. PO Box 1215, BIBRA LAKE DC WA
The Department of Health publication “Guidelines
Disclaimer: This document is a guide only.
to Food Labelling” may be accessed on the It is not a legal document.
For full details refer to the Health Act 1911,
Department of Health website at Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations 1993, the Australia
New Zealand Food Standards Code, the City of Cockburn
www.population.health.wa.gov.au/ Health Local Laws 2000 and the City of Cockburn
(Local Government Act) Local Laws 2000.
What foods can I prepare for Can I do other food handling
Food Must be Handled sale from my home? activities from home?
with Care Residential kitchens are designed for use by fami- To conduct other food handling activities from
lies preparing food for small numbers of people. domestic homes it is necessary to have the
To prepare food for sale to the public from To protect the public there are restrictions on the prior approval of the Executive Director Public
types of food that can be prepared within the
residential premises, it necessary to first obtain Health at the Department of Health (WA).
home kitchen for sale to the public. The following
approval from the City of Cockburn’s Health The application form, which may be obtained
food handling activities may be approved by the
Service. from the City's Health Service, must be
City of Cockburn without referral to the Depart-
An Environmental Health Officer may then accompanied by:
ment of Health (WA):
assess your kitchen to determine it’s suitability • The recipes for the products you wish to
• Cake decorating eg traditional wedding cakes.
for the commercial preparation of food. This allows for the baking of a rich fruitcake and it’s produce including processing methods,
Dependant upon the type of food handling traditional marzipan decoration only. cooking time and temperatures.
activity you propose, it may be necessary for • Production of jams, pickled onions and • A full list of ingredients of all the products
you to provide a separate commercial kitchen. chutneys, relishes and sauces that are heat you wish to produce.
Contact the City of treated by boiling or cooking. • Information on the
Cockburn’s Health • Preparation of food for sale at a ‘one off’ storage arrangements
Services for further charitable event. This allows for cake stalls for both raw
information and the and other similar fundraising events arranged by a ingredients and
necessary application charity or community group. In the interest of food finished products.
safety it is recommended that high-risk products such as
meat pies, products containing cream and eggs are not
sold from these stalls.
Approval to operate a Home Occupation may • Food provided at “home stay” and “farm
NOTE: Submitting an application to the Executive
also be required from the City’s Planning Services stay” accommodation.
Director, Public Health does not guarantee
for your home business. The preparation of other types of food for sale re-
approval and the decision by the Executive Director
Contact the City’s Planning Services on quires prior approval from both the state
Public Health is final.
Department of Health and City of Cockburn.
9411 3578 for more information on