Accreditation of a food safety program - Banana Shire Council - Queensland

Description

A food safety program is a documented system that identifies the food safety hazards in the handling of food in a food business and details the way the hazards will be controlled in that business.

An appropriate and well implemented food safety program can help a food business:

  • ensure food for sale is safe
  • manage their operations better through improved record keeping and cost control
  • demonstrate that all due diligence was exercised in the preparation and sale of food.

Once your food safety program has been accredited by your local government you need to comply with the processes outlined in your program.

You will need this accreditation if your:

  • food business involves off-site catering
  • primary business activity is on-site catering on the premises stated in your licence
  • primary business activity is on-site catering on part of the premises stated in your licence for 200 or more people on 12 or more occasions in any 12-month period
  • food business is part of the operations of a private hospital or otherwise processes or serves potentially hazardous food to six or more vulnerable.

A person who is not required to have an accredited food safety program may choose to apply for accreditation.

Service type

Licence

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You are required to:

  • keep a copy of the accredited food safety program at the premises of the food business - this should be kept available for inspection by employees in the food business
  • organise your first compliance audit within six months of the food safety program being accredited - the audit must be conducted by an auditor approved under the Act
  • organise regular audits at the frequency specified by the local government that accredited the food safety program

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $214.00 -
Apply Inspection All $127.50 Additional inspection fee.
Vary Variation All $214.00 Amendment fee.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for accreditation of a food safety program - Please contact the Council for information on the current application process and relevant form.

Approval time

Within 30 days

Administering agency

Banana Shire Council

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Chief Executive Officer

Banana Shire Council

Operating address: Shire Chambers
62 Valentine Plains Road
Biloela, Queensland 4715
Mailing address: PO Box 412
Biloela
Queensland 4715
Phone: 07 4992 9500
Email: enquiries@banana.qld.gov.au

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