This policy was developed in order to ensure that all food consumed within the Irish Club will comply with all the requirements of the Food Act 2008 (WA), Food
Regulations 2009 and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
The Irish Club is registered with the City of Subiaco under the Food Act of WA as an establishment that produces and sells food to members and their guests. The kitchen area of the Irish club is subject to random and regular inspection by the Health Department and City of Subiaco health inspectors who ensure that the Irish Club
complies with all relevant standards.
The Irish Club has previously employed a qualified chef who was knowledgeable of and understood Health Department requirements for the safe and healthy
preparation and service of food.
In March 2014, the kitchen was leased to a private contractor. The lessee understands and is knowledgeable of the Health Department’s requirements for the safe
preparation and service of food. Some user groups of the Irish Club have previously self-catered for their functions, with food being prepared in the homes of their members. When the Management Committee of the Irish Club was informed that this practice was in breach of the law and health regulations, it determined that the practice would have to cease, inorder to protect the Club.
The Management Committee has determined that only food which is prepared in the kitchen of the Irish Club can be served in the Irish Club.
In certain circumstances, food that has been prepared in a registered restaurant or café can be served and consumed in the Irish Club, provided that the lessee of the
Irish Club kitchen and Club management are in agreement. Implementation The Club Manager or the Duty Manager is responsible for the implementation of this