Accreditation of a food safety program - Fraser Coast Regional 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:

  • the food business involves off-site catering
  • the primary activity of the food business is on-site catering at the premises stated in the licence
  • the primary activity of the food business is on-site catering at part of the premises stated in the licence to cater to 200 or more people on 12 or more occasions in any 12-month period
  • the food business is carried on as 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 $709.00 Application submitted with approval of auditor.
Apply Application All $936.00 Application submitted without approval of auditor. Plus an auditor fee.
Apply Inspection All $102.00 Compliance / non-compliance audit - per hour.
Apply Inspection All $102.00 Food safety program assessment fee - additional charge per hour (first three hours free).
Vary Variation All $197.00 Amendment of a food safety program with auditor approval.
Vary Variation All $299.00 Amendment of a food safety program without auditor approval. Plus an auditor fee.

Approval time

Within 30 days

Administering agency

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Operating address: 77 Tavistock Street
4655, Queensland 4655
Mailing address: PO BOX 1943
Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655
Phone: 1300 794 929
Fax: 07 4197 4455
Email: enquiry@frasercoast.qld.gov.au
Website: Fraser Coast Regional Council (Opens in new window)