The food safety supervisor is nominated by the food business proprietor and works under the proprietor’s direction. Their role is to supervise food handling in the business and to make sure it is done safely. They need to understand how the food safety processes works as a whole, and what needs to be done to ensure food is handled safely at all times.
The business’ food safety supervisor must:
Most class 1 and class 2 premises must have a food safety supervisor. There are some exceptions.
Class 2 food premises are not required to have a food safety supervisor where they:
Class 3 and class 4 food premises do not need a food safety supervisor. However, they must ensure that all staff have the skills and knowledge to handle food safely in their work roles.
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It is important to choose your food safety supervisor carefully. It may be the proprietor, an employee or a person external to the business, providing they are able to meet the requirements prescribed in the Food Act 1984.
You should also ensure that your food safety supervisor has what they need to perform their role in your business. This could mean that:
There are many nationally recognised courses available online that can be done at your own convenience in the comfort of your own home, in your own time.
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