Name and shame bill introduced for Australian capital

 A day after raw egg in mayonnaise served at a Canberra restaurant was fingered as the source of a salmonella outbreak, the Australian Capital Territory has introduced a name and shame bill to publicly disclose bad restaurant operations.

It’s not conspiracy, it’s coincidence.

The Food Amendment Bill 2011 proposes an amendment also requires businesses in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to display their current registration certificates to have suitably trained food safety supervisors at premises. Additionally, closure notices will have to be displayed at the entrance of a food business served with a prohibition order.

Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher said today that the ACT Health Directorate has seen an increase in the number of businesses failing to comply with the required food standards over the past year.

“Together these amendments should enhance food safety, increase food regulation transparency and assist in reducing the social and economic costs of food borne illnesses.”