Offensive trades are premises that are used for the production and/or processing of foods that may cause some kind of offence, generally in terms of odour, environmental pollution and in general posing a public health risk. Establishments that are classified as Offensive Trades include pet meat production, fishmongers and poultry farming etc.
Offensive Trade establishments are subject to routine inspections to ensure compliance with the Shire of Mundaring Health Local Laws 2003 (Local Laws). The basic requirements of the Local Laws are listed below:
§ Keep or cause to be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
§ Keep or cause to be kept in a good state of repair.
§ Keep the premise free from unwholesome or offensive odour.
§ Maintain a clean and tidy condition of all yards, footpaths, passageways, paved areas, stores and outbuildings.
§ Provide impervious receptacles of sufficient capacity to receive all offensive material and trade refuse produced in any one day.
§ Keep air-tight covers on all receptacles.
In addition to the above, it is also a requirement under the Health Act 1911, that they annually renew their Offensive Trade License. A copy of the Offensive Trade Application is available below under "Other Resources".
If you require further information, please contact Environmental Health Services by calling 9290 6666.