ClubsACT is taking a red hot shot at the Health Protection Service over the recent rash of red prohibition notices going up around town:
The ACT Health Protection Service is inflicting significant damage to Canberra’s food industry whilst failing to address serious shortcomings in their own processes and procedures, according to ClubsACT’s Chief Executive, Jeff House.
“HPS continues to shut down Canberra’s restaurants whilst failing to act on the recommendations of the Auditor-General’s report which found serious shortcomings including inadequate record keeping and a complete absence of a formal policy or procedure to guide staff in enforcement.
“We’re now six months on from the Auditor-General’s report and despite the Chief Minister’s request in February that the Health Protection Service work closely with industry, they continue to be reactive and are failing to engage the industry to make sure they understand the new laws.
“I call on the Health Protection Service to immediately release a document which details how the laws are enforced and how inspectors make decisions in relation to the closure of venues. Surely, six months after the Auditor-General’s report told HPS to develop such a document and after multiple high-profile restaurant closures, HPS should be able to immediately release this document”.
UPDATE 07/06/12 11:21: Another day another swing:
[First filed: Jun 6, 2012 @ 9:33]