The annual administration charge is invoiced after the premises first inspection for the financial year.
Inspection Assessment Criteria
Inspections of food premises are mainly unannounced to ensure food businesses are complying at all times. Singleton Council uses the Food Premises Assessment Report (FPAR) to assess fixed food premises.
The assessment against the FPAR is undertaken electronically on a IPAD and a copy of the report is sent to the food business owner either electronically or in the post. The report contains photographs of the breaches.
The FPAR was designed by NSW Food Authority in conjunction with councils to provide a standard assessment report for NSW.
The aim of the FPAR is to gain consistency of inspections between officers and councils. It also assists food businesses to gain a better understanding of the legislation by providing explanatory notes and definitions, which are found on the back of the report. Food businesses are encouraged to use the FPAR as a self assessment tool.
While carrying out inspections, authorised officers will ensure that the premises meet legislative compliance. Some of these critical areas include: