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