NSW Food Authority CEO, Polly Bennett, said the forum is one of a series of regular consultation events the NSW Food Authority delivers across the state.
“Food safety is the top priority of the NSW Food Authority and having direct contact like this is an effective way of providing information, education and dialogue between retail food businesses, council Environmental Health Officers, who are responsible for the inspections of food retail premises, and the Food Authority,” Bennett said.
“With over 330 food businesses in the Dubbo Local Government Area, Dubbo and the broader Orana region area is recognised as having an emerging foodie scene and a diversity of food businesses.
“This is a great opportunity for the Food Authority and its food regulation partners to talk to local food businesses about issues specific to the Dubbo area and broader food safety issues,” Bennett said.
Included in discussion will be initiatives including the Scores on Doors food hygiene rating program and presentations on local projects.
“This is a chance for food business operators to come along and learn about food safety regulations and also for them to have their say,” Bennett said.
“Improving food safety standards, reducing foodborne illness and driving consumer confidence in the sector is a two way street.”
The Food Regulation Partnership meeting will be held at the Dubbo RSL Club on Thursday 5 March from 10am to 12pm.
Local food business operators interested in attending the meeting are encouraged to register their attendance atwww.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/frpgroupdubbo