Health inspector reveals how you can spot whether a restaurant has broken hygiene rules


Health inspector reveals how you can spot whether a restaurant has broken hygiene rules – and how she identifies where she would NEVER eat

  • A health inspector revealed how to spot if a restaurant breached hygiene rules
  • The professional from New South Wales shared a now-viral clip on TikTok
  • The woman said you can Google the Food Authority ‘Name and Shame’ section
  • Over three million who saw the video had no idea you can check up on places

A health inspector has revealed how customers can spot whether a restaurant has broken hygiene rules, and how she identifies the outlets she would never eat in.

The professional from New South Wales, who goes by the name ‘SemyKitten’ on TikTok, said there is a record of all health and safety breaches that anyone can quickly and easily access before eating out.

‘I’m a health inspector. I inspect every single place that sells food from supermarkets to food shops,’ the woman said in a recent TikTok clip.

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A health inspector (pictured) has revealed how you can spot whether a restaurant has broken hygiene rules, and how she identifies the outlets she would never eat in

A health inspector (pictured) has revealed how you can spot whether a restaurant has broken hygiene rules, and how she identifies the outlets she would never eat in

‘When one of these foods shops fail, I issue them with a penalty notice. 

‘Every time a penalty notice is issued by a health inspector, it goes on a database – which can be accessed by the general public. I’ll show you how.’

To access the database in New South Wales, the health inspector said you should Google the Food Authority website and go to the ‘Name and Shame’ section. 

The section shows where the penalty notices have been issued, weekly updates and prosecutions.

The professional from New South Wales (pictured),  said there is a record of all health and safety breaches that anyone can quickly and easily access before eating out

The professional from New South Wales (pictured),  said there is a record of all health and safety breaches that anyone can quickly and easily access before eating out

The health inspector highlighted that the ‘prosecutions’ section highlights the outlets that are ‘really endangering public health’. 

The website allows users to search for a specific business, suburb, postcode or council area to see what has been going on.  

‘Believe me when I tell you that health inspectors do not penalise lightly,’ the woman added. 

‘Treat this as a survival hack.’

New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia all have their own form of a food offenders list, but Queensland, the Northern Territory and Tasmania do not.

The Food Authority website allows users to search for a specific business, suburb, postcode or council area to see what has been going on (pictured)

The Food Authority website allows users to search for a specific business, suburb, postcode or council area to see what has been going on (pictured)

More than three million people who saw the health inspector’s clip said they were shocked and had no idea you could find this out about a business. 

‘Thank you so much for this information,’ one commenter posted.

‘I went on the website, thank you so much for sharing this,’ another added.

A third wrote: ‘Phew! My local area is safe!’, while another said they show this list to their hospitality class every single year as a warning.

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