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Food Safety Compliance Rates Hit a 4 Year High - The Result of Food Safety Training and Increased Council Inspections

Food Safety Training and Increased Council Inspections linked to increase in Food Safety Compliance rates.
47,194 people have been trained in food handling skills with the NSW Governments Food Safety Supervisor Initiative in the 2011-2012 period. The results being a reduction in food compliance penalties and consumers being better protected from Food Bourne illnesses.

A report has found that compliance with food safety standards has increased in NSW.

The NSW Governments Food Safety Supervisor Initiative has seen 47,194 people trained in food handling skills. This linked with the 59,974 inspections of retail food businesses has seen Compliance rates lift to 94.5 % in the 2011-2012 period.

Katrina Hodgkinson, Minister for Primary Industries said that between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2012, the number of penalties, seizures and prosecutions, which are issued for serious non-compliance, were the lowest they had been for four years. She said that the 'Name and Shame' initiative has also been quite effective in encouraging businesses to comply with food safety standards.

Source: Hospitality Training Magazine

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