Upper Mount Gravatt Ranks Among the Brisbane Suburbs With the Most Food Safety Complaints 2019

Upper Mount Gravatt is among the Brisbane suburbs with the most food safety complaints, according to the Council’s food safety complaints 2019 report.

In 2019, there have been more than 800 food safety complaints — food premises and unsafe food/infection — recorded by the Brisbane City Council, with Brisbane CBD topping the over-all list. (96). Meanwhile, Upper Mount Gravatt had 30 food safety complaints; 15 food premises and 15 unsafe food/infection complaints.

Top Brisbane suburbs for most food safety complaints based on Brisbane City Council data from January – December 2019

The top suburbs for food  safety complaints include: Brisbane City – 96; Fortitude Valley – 40; Upper Mount Gravatt – 30; Sunnybank – 28; South Brisbane, West End – 20; Woolloongabba – 19; Indooroopilly – 18; Chermside – 17; Sunnybank Hills – 16; Calamvale, Inala – 15; Nundah, Paddington – 14; Clayfield -12; Carindale – 11; Coorparoo, and Eight Mile Plains – 10.

The State Government suggest to do the following If you suspect that you may have become ill from food:

  • consult a doctor
  • refrigerate any remaining food for testing and keep the packaging if possible
  • advise the food business of the illness, including the type of food eaten, so they can deal with any remaining suspected food
  • report the issue to 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84), particularly if another person has similar symptoms after eating the same food.

Brisbane City Council Environmental Health Officers audit and assess all food safety risks and the food safety practices and procedures of food business operators in Brisbane and calculate their star rating. This ensures that they meet their responsibilities under the Food Act 2006 and the Food Safety Standards.

You may search the Council’s website to find out what food safety star rating a restaurant, cafe, or takeaway in your area has.