Temporary closureFor serious offences, food premises may be temporarily closed. This effectively closes your food business and prevents further trading.
Significant finesOn-the-spot fines and penalties may be issued for each offence committed. These often run into tens of thousands of dollars.
ProsecutionFor serious breaches of legislation, SA Health may start prosecution proceedings against your food business.
Brand & reputation damageWhen serious food safety incidents occur and are widely reported in the media, your food business could struggle to recover its reputation.