Licensed food businesses throughout the city have been assessed and assigned a ‘star rating’ based on an assessment of their food safety management practices.
Food businesses who achieve three, four or five stars can use the star rating to market their business to customers and to boost confidence in the safety and quality of their food. Businesses opting in to the scheme have their rating displayed on stickers and certificates at their premises and can also be searched online.
To agree to participate in displaying your rating, see our Eat Safe Gold Coast page for more information and links to the application forms.
The business demonstrates a high level of compliance with the Food Act 2006 and excellent safety management practices.
The business demonstrates a high level of compliance with the Food Act 2006 and very good food safety management practices.
The business demonstrates a high level of compliance with the Food Act 2006 and good food safety management practices.
Rating not displayed
There are a number of reasons why a business may not be displaying its star rating. It may be because the business:
The following information provides clarification on the various categories of food businesses.
|Food manufacturer/packer||Manufacturing and/or packing of foods to be transferred to another premises for retail, sale or service.||Home based businesses, repackaging, cake decorators, internet sales, diet meal delivery services.|
|Retail food premises||Retail sale of food designed to be further handled and consumed elsewhere (not necessarily immediately or in the form it’s sold), however may include some takeaway food.||Supermarkets, delicatessens, fruit and vegetable stores, petrol stations|
|Takeaway food premises||Food designed and packaged to be ‘taken away’ for immediate consumption in the form it’s sold, however ancillary seating may be provided.||Fast food, ice creameries, pizza, fish & chips, sandwich bars, canteens, bakeries|
|Eating establishment||Seating provided by premises and intended that food will be consumed on site, however may include an ancillary takeaway food component.||Café, restaurant, bistro, tavern and bar, bed & breakfast|
|Aged/medical care service||An aged care facility , delivered meal organisation for frail, aged or disabled persons and medical facilities.||Nursing homes, respite care, low care aged care, same day aged care facilities, private hospitals, day hospitals, palliative care hospitals, or meals on wheels type organisations|
|Caterer on-site||Preparing and serving potentially hazardous food to all consumers of the food at the premises (or part of the premises) from which the business is carried on, under an agreement under which the food is of a predetermined type, for a predetermined number of persons, served at a predetermined time and for a predetermined cost.||Function centre|
|Caterer off-site||Serving potentially hazardous foods at a place other than the principle place of business.||Mobile catering business|
|Childcare centre||Child care for preschool aged children including long day care, occasional day care and employer sponsored day care (does not include home day care).|