Food safety

Food premises and product complaints

If you have found a foreign object in a food product, retain the portion and contact our environmental health services team on 08 9432 9999.

Should you find a food business within the City of Fremantle that has unacceptable hygiene or maintenance standards, contact our compliance services team.

Suspected food poisoning

Food poisoning is caused by eating food or drink that is contaminated with food poisoning organisms including certain types of bacteria, parasites, viruses or toxins.

Symptoms of poisoning may include some or all of the following:

  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • vomiting
  • stomach pains or cramps
  • sweating, fever or chills
  • headache
  • lethargy

If you suspect you may have food poisoning you consult your doctor, especially if you have severe symptoms, and request analysis of stool specimens as this may help in investigating the cause of your illness. You should also report your illness to the City of Fremantle in writing to compliance@fremantle.wa.gov.au including as much information as possible in your email. For further information on food poisoning visit the Department of Health website on food poisoning.

Contact us

Environmental health service
City of Fremantle
Town Hall Centre
8 William Street
Fremantle
T 08 9432 9999
F 08 9432 9895
TTY 08 9432 9777
health@fremantle.wa.gov.au