12 February 2024
The Shire of Irwin is now providing a mandatory Food Safe online course free for all food businesses and residents.
The National Food Safety Standard requires people working with food to have skills and knowledge of food hygiene matters.
In accordance with the new National Food Safety Standard 3.2.2A – Food Safety Management Tool, which was introduced in December last year, all Australian businesses in food service, catering and retail sectors that handle unpackaged, potentially hazardous food that is ready to eat must undertake food safety training.
Generally, this includes caterers, restaurants, cafes, takeaway shops, pubs, supermarkets and delis, food vans and other facilities serving food. All staff (including chefs, cooks and waiters) in category two business are required to complete food handler training course.
The standard has introduced three food safety management tools for businesses. The three tools include:
1. Requirement to complete food handler training course,
2. Requirement to appoint a qualified food safety supervisor; and
3. Requirement to show that the food is safe.
You can access the course at www.foodsafeonline.com.authen enter the code FSRWN242 on the payment page and for the $35.00 discount to be applied.
A certificate will be available to print and download once the course is successfully completed.