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Most food businesses are required to have a food safety supervisor for the food business. This food safety supervisor must:
Hinchinbrook Shire Council adopts the Queensland Health recommendation requiring food safety supervisors to have attained relevant qualifications from a Registered Training Organisation. Queensland Health have published guidelines for Food Safety Supervisors which includes a list of competency units required.
It is the food safety supervisor’s responsibility to ensure all food handling and storage processes are appropriate.
The Food Act 2006 requires all eligible food businesses to at all times continue to have a food safety supervisor for the business. Similarly, you are required to advise Council within 14 days of a person ceasing to be a food safety supervisor for the business or if the contact details of your food safety supervisor change.
You may have more than one food safety supervisor for the business.
Non-profit food businesses that are not licensable are not required to have a food safety supervisor.
Certain businesses require a higher level of compliance and are therefore required to implement a Food Safety Program as well hold a food business licence. These include: