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Food Safety Supervisor

As of 1 October 2011 NSW food laws required certain food businesses to have at least one trained Food Safety Supervisor (FSS).

The requirement applies to food businesses which sell food that is:

  • Ready to eat
  • Potentially hazardous (requires temperature control), and
  • Not sold and served in the suppliers original packaging

Some businesses may be exempt from this requirement. A full list of exempt businesses can be found on the NSW Food Authority website.

The FSS needs to receive accredited training from a registered training organisation recognised by the NSW Food Authority. A list of registered training organisations can be found on the NSW food Authority website.

It is essential that your business notifies council with the details of your food safety supervisor as soon as possible.

Please be reminded that the FSS certificates expire 5 years from the date of issue. When a FSS certificate expires or the appointed FSS leaves the business, a food business has 30 days to ensure an FSS renews their training or another FSS with a current qualification is appointed.

The new FSS course has a focus on 3 key learning areas

  1. Safe egg handling
  2. Allergen management
  3. Cleaning and sanitising practices