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Strathfield Council plays an important role in food regulation and promoting safe food handling practices. Council regularly inspect premises where food is served in the Strathfield Local Government Area (other than those premises licensed by the NSW Food Authority).

The role of Council includes:

  • Conducting regular inspection of food premises
  • Conducting food and hygiene seminars
  • Following up complaints from members of the public

The random unannounced inspections by Council officers are designed to assess compliance with the Food Act and (national) Food Safety standards, including the following aspects:

  • Ensuring that food is being handled and produced hygienically and will be safe to eat
  • Minimising the potential risk for food poisoning
  • Ensuring that business operators and food handlers have appropriate skills and knowledge in food safety and food hygiene
  • Assessing the condition and cleanliness of premises, equipment and appliances

Strathfield Council Environmental Health Officers use the Australian Food Safety Assessment Tool for food premises inspections, which is produced by the Australian Institute of Environmental Health, Australia’s peak professional body for Environmental Health.  The tool is used by many Councils across Australia, and helps ensure consistency in assessment.

Food Safety Workshops
Food Safety Fact Sheets
Food Safety Excellence Awards
Food Safety Workshops

Learn the dos and don’ts of safe food practice with helpful translated materials in different languages and ask the experts for advice.

If you would like a personalised education session to book in with council Environmental Health Officers by emailing the team.

Food Safety Excellence Awards

Council hosted the 2019 Food Safety Excellence Awards on Monday 26 August, which recognises the hard work and commitment of local shop owners who achieved high levels of food safety during inspections. Congratulations and thank you to all 23 award recipients for their important contributions to food safety in our LGA!

Homebush Wok Inn29 Rochester Street
Hero SushiStrathfield Plaza
Shop 52, 11-23 The Boulevarde Strathfield
Laytani Lebanese Cuisine and Cafe372-374 Liverpool Road Strathfield South
The Coffee BoxStrathfield Plaza
Shop 26, 11-23 The Boulevarde Strathfield
CC's TrainStrathfield Plaza
Shop 1-2, 12 Churchill Avenue Strathfield
Food WorldStrathfield Plaza
Shop 21, 11-23 The Boulevarde Strathfield
Tomoya Korean and Japanese RestaurantStrathfield Plaza
Shop 34, 11-23 The Boulevarde
Rainbow Cakes2 Churchill Avenue
Hanyang GalbiShop 26, 45-47 The Boulevarde Strathfield
Bar Cortona34 Rochester Street
Best Tastes Dim Sim11 Henley Road
Homebush West
Healthy BitesHomebush DFO
Shop 2-023, 1-5 Underwood Road
Homebush Take Away3 Rochester Street, Homebush
Interlink CafeUnit 42/159 Arthur Street, Strathfield
Kavorka KafeShop 33/11-21 Underwood Road, Homebush
Stra Pumpkin4-10 Albert Road
Jo Ja Ryong Korean BBQShop 256, 20-34 Albert Road Strathfield
St Peter's Cafe on Wentworth4/29 Wentworth Street
Chef's PaletteShop 3-4, 12 Churchill Avenue Strathfield
Strathfield Golf Course Club52 Weeroona Road
The Nepalese Chef53 Parramatta Road
Urbano4 Rochester Street
The Whisking Cat40 Parramatta Road