Council’s Environmental Health Team win major award

The NSW Government Food Authority awarded Wagga Wagga City Council’s Environmental Health Team with a Food Surveillance Champion Award this week in recognition of outstanding performance and excellence in food safety.

The award recognised the significant contribution in terms of service, achievement and impact to food surveillance in the community made by Council’s Environmental Health Officers Uvindu Warnakoolasuriya, Kate Barraclough, Geoff Lang, and Environmental Health Coordinator Sharomi Dayanand.

From left, Environmental Health Officers Kate Barraclough and Geoff Lang, Environmental Health Coordinator Sharomi Dayanand, NSW Food Authority Local Government Unit Manager Andrew Davies and Policy Officer Judd Owen, with Deputy Mayor Cr Jenny McKinnon. (Environmental Health Officer Uvindu Warnakoolasuriya absent.)
LEADING PRACTICE: From left, Environmental Health Officers Kate Barraclough and Geoff Lang, Environmental Health Coordinator Sharomi Dayanand, NSW Food Authority Local Government Unit Manager Andrew Davies and Policy Officer Judd Owen, with Deputy Mayor Cr Jenny McKinnon. (Environmental Health Officer Uvindu Warnakoolasuriya absent.)

Manager of the NSW Food Authority’s Local Government Unit Andrew Davies and Policy Officer Judd Owen travelled to Wagga Wagga to present the award in person.

Mr Davies said Council’s ongoing food surveillance helps ensure that food sold in Wagga Wagga is safe to eat.

“Poor food handling practices can result in people getting very sick so the work that Council’s Environmental Health Team does helps safeguard the community’s health and safety,” Mr Davies said.

The Wagga Wagga City Council nomination stood out in a competitive awards category.

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