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.