Penrith Council's environmental health team takes out three awards

Penrith Council’s environmental health team received three prestigious awards at the Environmental Health Australia (NSW) Annual State Conference and Food Regulation Partnership Workshop held at Penrith Panthers last month.

Team leader, Michael Middleton, received the President’s Award from Environmental Health Australia (NSW) for his outstanding commitment to Environmental Health Australia (the premier professional body concerned with maintaining and promoting environmental health standards in Australia) and the environmental health industry.

Environmental Health Officer Mitchell Nobbs was recognised as Student Professional of the Year. Mr Nobbs and his team received a Food Surveillance Champion Award from the NSW Food Authority for their outstanding performance in food surveillance.

Penrith City Mayor John Thain said: “The council's environmental health team helps protect the health of our community through regular inspections of our city’s food premises, skin penetration premises (including beauty therapists and tattooists); swimming pools and cooling towers; as well as monitoring mosquitos and the quality of recreational waterways.

“Winning these awards recognises the team's efforts above and beyond best practice to ensure our City is safe for everyone who lives, works and plays here," Cr Thain said.

These latest awards follow the team’s recognition as NSW Environmental Health Team of the Year at the EHA (NSW) State Conference in September 2016.

(l-r) Dr Lisa Szabo (CEO NSW Food Authority) and Paul Braybrooks OAM (Chair Food Regulation Forum) with the council’s environmental health team leader Michael Middleton and other members of the award-winning team.

(l-r) Dr Lisa Szabo (CEO NSW Food Authority) and Paul Braybrooks OAM (Chair Food Regulation Forum) with the council’s environmental health team leader Michael Middleton and other members of the award-winning team.

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