Food Safety Programs are an essential part of owning and operating any food premises.
What is a Food Safety Program?
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A Food Safety Program is a written plan that describes how a food business will control, monitor and manage food safely, and includes relevant records to verify this. There are two categories of Food Safety Programs:
Class 1 and 2 food businesses that have a Food Safety Program must also nominate a person to be their Food Safety Supervisor (FSS). This person must have a certificate or statement of attainment against the required competencies from a Registered Training Organisation. Food premises that have a Quality Assurance Food Safety Program are exempt from submitting evidence of the FSS training, as they are recognised via their QA system.
Class 3 food businesses are also exempt from this requirement.
A list of required competencies and registered training providers can be found at Food Safety Learning Program. Alternatively, contact Council's Public Health Unit on 9518 3555.
The Department of Health has developed a free Do Food Safely online learning program for people who are currently working in the food industry or considering employment in the industry. Participants who score more than 90% on the program quiz are awarded a certificate of completion. Please note this training does not satisfy the requirement as a qualification of a Food Safety Supervisor.
You can complete the free online program at dofoodsafely.health.vic.gov.au