Council's Environmental Health Officers are authorised officers for the purposes of the Food Act 2006 and are responsible for the monitoring, inspection and licensing (where applicable) of all food business activities to ensure they comply with the Food Safety Standards.
Food safety supervisor
Every licensed food business is required to have a food safety supervisor. New food businesses are required to notify Council within 30 days of the issue of their licence.
A food safety supervisor is required to take a lead role in supervising food safety in the licensed food business. Apart from holding the required competencies, they must:
A food safety supervisor must have a statement of attainment issued by a Registered Training Organisation (see Related links below) or have demonstrated to an RTO that they have the prior skills, experience or training to meet these competencies.
Food safety program
Under the Food Act 2006, certain licensable food businesses in Queensland must have a food safety program accredited by Council.
A food safety program is a documented program that identifies and controls food safety hazards in the handling of food in a food business.
There are various food safety program templates available to help you develop a food safety program that is tailored to your food business.
For more information, please contact Council's Environmental Health Officers on 1300 79 49 29.