The NSW Government recently advised a number of non-essential business restrictions will be eased from Friday 15 May 2020. This includes allowing food businesses such as cafes restaurants pubs and clubs to recommence modified operations, allowing them to seat 10 patrons at any one time.
To assist their preparation, food regulators have developed a voluntary checklist for food businesses in all states and territories who are preparing to recommence operations.
Food business operators are encouraged to look at this checklist to ensure you are ready to resume operations.
The checklist is available on the FSANZ website and can be downloaded from the following link - Food safety checks for food businesses (such as cafes and restaurants) preparing to recommence pre-restriction operations (PDF 25kb).
Food businesses are reminded to continue to comply with existing requirements under the Food Standards Code, with particular vigilance on maintaining good hygiene practices.
For additional information and support, visit the NSW Food Authority updated web page which includes the above information Food businesses and COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Businesses requiring assistance with the matters above, are encouraged to contact Council’s Environmental Health Team on (02) 4429 5621.