SA councils issue nearly 400 enforcement notices to food businesses in a year

Councils inspect businesses under the Food Act every year.

Hundreds of South Australian food businesses have been told to clean up their safety standards after council inspections.

Transgressions included foreign matter in food, chemical contamination or residue, food poisoning, unclean premises, personal hygiene, pest infestation, improper storage and labelling issues.

Stemming from the inspections, 392 business were hit with some form of enforcement action. A further 361 warning notices were issued.

Councils also issued 292 improvement notices to businesses after inspections, while 47 were fined for failing to comply with clean-up notices.

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