Food safety programs

A food safety program outlines the steps you and your food business are taking to ensure that all food sold is safe.

Under the Food Act 1984 it is a requirement for all class 1 & 2 businesses to have a food safety program on site at all times for all staff to access. It must be submitted to council prior to registration being granted.

The type of food safety program depends on the type of food you are selling and the people you are serving.

Refer to this fact sheet for more information or you can visit the Department of Health website – Food Safety Programs

Food safety supervisors 

If your business needs a food safety program, it also needs a food safety supervisor. You nominate the supervisor, who must complete training at a registered training organisation. The supervisor is responsible for ensuring the food safety program is being implemented.

Refer to this fact sheet for more information or you can visit the Department of Health website – Food Safety: training, skills & knowledge

Online Food Safety Training 

The Department of Health offers an online food safety training program called Do Food Safely. We strongly recommend all food handlers, especially staff and /or volunteers of class 3 and 4 premises, complete this training program.