What is The Sampling Program?

LHAAC determines a sampling program at the commencement of each operational year (1 July to 30 June) which reflects needs within Local Government, trends in the industry and evidence of risk or non-compliance.

The current program is made up of three elements:

  • Coordinated Sampling Projects determined by the Committee that target high risk foods and public health issues;
  • Projects determined by the Committee that target areas of non compliance as identified by previous/historical sampling results;
  • An allocation of discretionary sampling awarded to each Local Government and calculated on a population based formula.

The LHAAC Coordinator liaises with member Local Governments on a regular basis to provide information on sampling requirements.