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 2018 to 30 June 2019

The Department of Health is now collecting information from local government enforcement agencies on the performance of functions under the Food Act and the Public Health Act 2016 (Public Health Act) for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019. The reporting requirements for both Acts have been combined and must be submitted at the WA Health online consultation hub (external site)

Submissions must be made by 31 August 2019. For further information please view the letter to enforcement agencies (PDF 123 KB) and reporting questions (Word 398 KB) which have been sent to all local government Chief Executive Officers. Further information about the Public Health Act reporting requirements is detailed in the Reporting Requirements web page

Reports on the Food Act 2008 (WA)

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

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