Department of Health

Orders lifted on food company

28/03/19
Published by Department of Health & Human Services

The Department of Health & Human Services has lifted the closure orders imposed on a Dandenong South commercial caterer in February.

Victoria's Chief Health Officer, Dr Brett Sutton, said he revoked the order today after being satisfied that required changes had been made to food handling processes to support the production of safe food.

The closure order was imposed when products from I Cook Foods were linked to the death of an elderly woman in an eastern suburbs private hospital. The woman was diagnosed with listeriosis - an illness normally associated with food contamination.

The Department has worked with the company since the closure to identify and rectify concerns which it believed compromised the production of food safe from the risk of contamination.

Dr Sutton will ask the Greater Dandenong Council to increase its food safety assessments at the premises and implement a food and environmental sampling plan.

Reviewed 28 March 2019

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