The City of Ryde has a partnership with the NSW Food Authority, known as the Food Regulation Partnership. Council’s environmental health officers (EHOs) are authorised officers under the Food Act 2003 (NSW) and conduct inspections of all food businesses that are required to notify City of Ryde. An inspection of the business assesses against safe food handling practices, as set out in the Food Act 2003 (NSW) and Food Standards Code.
The following guidance material has been developed to assist food businesses to better prepare for an inspection.
You can also find more information about inspections on the NSW Food Authority website.
If you have any questions about the food inspection program, please contact our Environmental Health team on 9952 8222.
Food premises assessment report (FPAR)
The Food Premises Assessment Report, or FPAR, is the checklist used when conducting an inspection of a food premises.
The FPAR enables the officer to highlight non-compliances that have been identified during an inspection. It generates an outcome score that provides a measure of the overall compliance of the food business with relevant food safety standards.
It is a useful tool for food businesses to conduct a self-assessment to better understand their inspection outcome or improve their inspection score.