Food safety

We investigate concerns relating to food businesses within the Hobart municipal area.

If you experience or observe any unacceptable practices in any food business located in Hobart please complete the food business complaint form at the bottom of the page.

 

 

 Some of the matters we investigate are:

  • foreign matter found in food
  • poor personal hygiene
  • pest infestations
  • unclean food premises
  • food premise waste storage/refuse
  • poor food storage/handling practices.

 

Food poisoning

If you experience symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea after consuming food at a food business located within the Hobart municipal area, we will investigate the matter. If you consumed a meal at a food business located within another municipality, please contact the relevant council directly.

Common food poisoning bacteria such as Salmonella sp. and Campylobacter sp. have an incubation period (which is the period between being infected and developing symptoms) of 6–72 hours and 2–5 days, respectively. Therefore, we will need a 5-day food history from you to assist us in identifying the potential source of contamination.

It is strongly advised that you visit a doctor for a clinical diagnosis  the cause of your illness. Different food poisoning bacteria display different symptoms and incubation periods, and are often associated with different foods, so a confirmed diagnosis will assist our officers with their investigation.

Complete an Alleged food poisoning service request form here

Food business complaint form

If you experience or observe any unacceptable practices in any food business located in Hobart please complete this online form.

If the online form does not display, you can download the printable food business investigation request form(PDF, 39KB) and send it by email to coh@hobartcity.com.au 

Please note this form is not to be completed in the event of alleged food poisoning, in this instance please refer to the Alleged food poisoning service request.

Click here to view form.