Food Businesses

Any activity involving the preparation, storage or transport of food that is intended for sale, or the sale of food, must be undertaken in accordance with the requirements of the Food Act 2001, Food Regulations 2002 and the Food Safety Standards. All persons and businesses undertaking such activities must Notify Council under the requirements of the Food Act.

Food safety is the responsibility of the producer /person preparing or packing the food, this includes labelling of packaged food. Changes to food labelling will be introduced in July 2018. For information of food labelling click here 

All businesses preparing food for sale must notify Council of the food business and the location and address of the business.

Temporary food businesses and food stalls such as those operating at festivals, markets, sausage sizzles and shows are subject to the same standards as a permanent food business.

The basic requirement for temporary food stalls and businesses is sanitation covering:

  • Food handlers
  • Protecting food from contamination
  • Utensils and equipment
  • Food preparation surfaces
  • Storage
  • Waste disposal
  • Hand washing and sanitation

Principal Office

PO Box 120, 94 Ayr Street

Jamestown SA 5491

Tel: 08 8664 1139


Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Spalding Office

11 Main Street

Spalding SA 5454

Tel: 08 8845 2017

Tues: 10am - 2.30pm

Thurs: 9am - 5pm

Gladstone Office

14 Fifth Street

Gladstone SA 5473

Tel: 08 8662 2018

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm