Food safety programs
The Food Act 2005 requires some licensable food businesses to have an accredited Food Safety Program. This is to identify, document and control food safety hazards within a business.
Licensable food businesses must have an accredited food safety program if:
- the food business involves off-site catering, e.g. provides catering at events
- the main activity of the food business is on-site catering
- the main activity of the food business is on-site catering at part of the premises where they are catering to 200 or more people on 12 or more occasions in any 12 month period, e.g. convention centre
- the food business is part of the operations of a private hospital or processes or serves potentially hazardous food to six or more vulnerable people, e.g. nursing home, childcare facility.
Where do I need to do for my Food Safety Plan?
Find templates to help you with your food safety program here:
Find an auditor to make your application for accreditation. They will need to provide council with written advice. You can find an approved auditor here:
Complete the Food Safety Program Accreditation and amendment form.
Send or post your fully completed application to council along with payment. Once your application has been received, council has up to 30 days to accredit your Food Safety Plan.