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**Updated information regarding COVID-19: We are committed to supporting our local businesses and will be providing clear guidance and information to assist you and your food business at this challenging time. The latest edition of our Food Safety enewsletter contains information on how you can stay safe while operating your business.

If your food business has temporarily closed or adapted to takeaway and/or deliveries, please contact the City's Environmental Health team via email to advise of changes. 

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 by phoning customer service on 1300 MYFREO (1300 693 736).

Should you find a food business within the City of Fremantle that has unacceptable hygiene or maintenance standards, complete the online customer request form and email   

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, by completing an application for a food complaint investigation and email For further information on food poisoning visit the Department of Health website on food poisoning.

Useful documents

Customer request form (including application for a food complaint investigation)

Useful links 

Department of Health

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