Reporting requirements for enforcement agencies under Section 121 of the Food Act 2008 (WA)

Local government is responsible for the administration of the Food Act 2008 (Food Act) (external site) and subsidiary legislation within its district, and part of this responsibility is to report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Department of Health on the performance of functions under the Food Act.

Further information on the reporting requirements is detailed in the WA Food Regulation: Department of Health Reporting Requirements on Enforcement Agencies’ Activities (PDF 244KB).

Reporting period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

The Department of Health is now collecting information from local government enforcement agencies on the performance of functions under the Food Act 2008 (WA) (the Food Act) and the Public Health Act 2016 (Public Health Act) for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. This year is the first year that local governments need to report their functions under the Public Health Act. The reporting requirements for both Acts have been combined and can now be completed online via the online survey reporting tool, Citizen Space (external site).

It is requested that the online submission is completed by 31 August 2017. For further information, please view the letter to enforcement agencies (PDF 1004KB) which has been sent to all local government Chief Executive Officers. Further information on the Public Health Act reporting requirements is detailed on the Reporting Requirements web page.

Reports on the Food Act 2008 (WA)

The information received from enforcement agencies is compiled into one comprehensive performance report about food regulatory functions every three years. In interim years a summary of reporting information is published.

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