Food Safety Auditor Approval - Primary Produce - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require approval if you intend to operate as a food safety auditor. Food safety auditors carry out the following types of tasks:

  • undertake audits of a primary producer's food safety program
  • take any necessary follow-up action (including further audits) to ensure that identified deficiencies in a food safety program have been addressed
  • undertake assessments of primary producers to ascertain their compliance with the requirements of a food safety scheme
  • report on issues arising from these inspections.

A primary producer is any business involved in providing primary produce, which includes:

  • any animal, plant or other organism (or part of) intended for consumption by humans
  • any food produced by any primary production activity
  • any pet food produced by any primary production activity.

Food safety schemes regulate the activities that may be undertaken by primary producers (e.g. accreditation of operators, requirements for premises and equipment, provisions for the health of the relevant primary produce, etc).

Food safety programs deal with issues such as:

  • identifying significant food safety hazards related to that primary produce activity
  • demonstrating how the primary producer is going to address those hazards
  • introducing product recall procedures
  • demonstrating how the primary producer is going to comply with any applicable standards, codes, guidelines or testing regimes.

For further information please consult the Contact Officer.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for approval you must:

  • possess the appropriate skills and qualifications
  • be a natural person
  • complete any other requirements and pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Biosecurity Tasmania
Food Safety Branch

Act(s) name

Primary Produce Safety Act 2011 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Primary Produce Safety (General) Regulations 2014 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Food Safety Management Officer, Food Safety
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Biosecurity Tasmania
Food Safety Branch


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Phone:

03 6165 3091

Fax:

03 6233 6386
Owen.Hunt@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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