How to comply with the Food Standard and make your life easy


Hi Subscriber,

Did you know……?

Councils have well over 100 authorised Environmental Health Officers that conducted inspections on 8,010 of the 11,619 food businesses in 2011 – 2012.

That means there is a 70% chance that your business could be one of them

The majority of enforcement actions in the Food Industry sector were directed at Takeaways (106), Hotels/Pubs/Taverns (105), Restaurants (97) and Cafes (73)

The number of written warnings was well over 2000 with nearly half of these warnings due to Cleanliness and Cleaning/Sanitising

Local Government and SA Health are responsible for routine inspections for Food Industry compliance within the Code.

In most cases, a number of factors contributed to the food safety of the business breaking down, but cross contamination, storage and cleaning were prominent issues in a high proportion of case as shown in fig 1 below.

Storage conditions and Cleaning account for 36%. Cross Contamination 25%


According to the Food Standard:

“Food businesses are required to ensure that their food premises, fixtures, fittings, equipment and transport vehicles are designed and constructed to be cleaned and, where necessary, sanitised”

“Fixtures and fittings must be designed, constructed, located and installed so there is no likelihood that they will cause food contamination and they are able to be easily and effectively cleaned”

“The food contact surfaces of fixtures, fittings and equipment must be able to be easily and effectively cleaned and, if necessary, sanitised if there is likelihood that they will cause food contamination”

“Sanitise means to apply heat or chemicals, heat and chemicals, or other processes, to a surface so that the number of microorganisms on the surface is reduced to a level that, does not compromise the safety of food with which it may come into contact; and does not permit the transmission of infectious disease”

Well, this is the part where we make it easy……. How about a shelving system where you can easily remove the shelves and whack them in a dishwasher?



What if we told you that this Mantova shelving is the only shelving in Australia that was HACCP approved with built in Antimicrobial protection?

Mantova has been manufacturing high quality Coolroom Shelving and associated products for the Hospitality, Catering and Food Service Industries for 40 years. Established in 1969 Mantova has grown to be the largest Coolroom Shelving manufacturer in Australia. Mantova produces Coolroom Shelving, Trolleys, Barware, Kitchen Equipment, and Hardware. 

Whether you require Coolroom, Dry Store or Freezer shelving with shelf levels capable of carrying between 150 – 200 kg and in some cases up to 400kg Mantova have a solution for your business

Click on the link below to find out about the full range of Mantovo products and HACCP Australia approval





City Shelving has been trading since 1992 and is the supplier of Mantova and all types of shelving and racking systems.

In fact if you have any sort of storage problems then chances are that we will have a solution for you.

Visit   to peruse the huge range of storage solutions on offer.

Now that you know who we are and what we do, why wait for an inspection before acting or put up with frustrating time consuming inferior storage systems

 Stop procrastinating and act now!

 Don’t get left on the shelf


 Jack Vescovo