Eat Safe Brisbane audits

Audit process

Brisbane City Council Environmental Health Officers will audit and assess all food safety risks and the food safety practices and procedures in your business to calculate your star rating. The results will be formally documented on an audit proforma similar to the Eat Safe Brisbane food safety industry checklist (PDF - 1.52Mb).

In order to understand what is required to comply with the Food Act 2006 and the Food Safety Standards, food businesses should read the Food safety industry checklist in conjunction with the Eat Safe Brisbane food safety made easy guide (PDF - 6.2Mb). You can also read the Eat Safe guide in other languages.

If you receive a rating of three stars of above, you can choose to opt-in to publicly display your star rating using the Application for food business approvals online form or by completing the agreement at the end of your audit.

    Audit frequency

    Council will audit your business at a frequency aligned with your star rating. Very good and excellent performers receive fewer audits. This allows Council to focus on food businesses performing poorly. You will be issued with a new star rating after each audit.

    Audit review

    If you disagree with your star rating you can make a formal application for an audit review. An application for an audit review must be made within five business days from the date of the audit. Supporting documentation will be required to justify the request.

    If you wish to apply for an audit review, complete the Food business eat safe audit review online form, upload any supporting documentation and pay the $323.15 fee.

    Alternatively, you can complete the hard copy form.

    More information

    To find out more about the Eat Safe Brisbane Food Safety Rating Scheme, refer to the Eat Safe Brisbane food safety rating guide or visit the Local Government Toolbox.


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    Last updated:4 December 2019