Who can be a Food Safety Supervisor for my food business?

The food safety supervisor for a food business may be the proprietor or an employee, provided they meet the requirements of a food safety supervisor prescribed in the Food Act 2006. In the circumstance of a small food business, it may be appropriate that the owner is the food safety supervisor.

A food safety supervisor, for a food business is a person who:

  1. Knows how to recognise, prevent and alleviate food safety hazards of the food business; and
  2. Has skills and knowledge in matters relating to food safety relevant to the food business; and
  3. Has the authority to supervise and give directions about matters relating to food safety to persons who handle food in the food business.
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