Heavy finesFines for failing to comply can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some businesses have multiple charges raised against them at once.
ProsecutionDepending on how your food business is structured, you may be held personally liable for a food safety incident and be liable for prosecution.
Licence IssuesBased on the seriousness of the food safety offence you may be issued with a Show Cause Notice, have your licence suspended, or even worse, cancelled.
Business closureIf your food business is deemed a serious health risk to the general public, a Health Inspector has the power to close it down immediately.
Damaged reputationThe media frequently report food safety scandals. It can be difficult for a food business or manager to recover their reputation after a food safety incident.
RemorseSadly, one lingering effect of a food-borne illness outbreak is the feeling of remorse if customers fall seriously ill or lose their lives.