Accreditation of a food safety program - Ipswich City 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 $470.00 Application to accredit a food safety program.
Apply Application All $80.00 Application for restamping of an existing food safety program.
Vary Variation All $276.00 Amendment fee.

Approval time

Within 30 days

Administering agency

Ipswich City Council

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Ipswich City Council

Operating address: Customer Service Centre
143 Brisbane Street
IPSWICH QLD 4305
Mailing address: PO Box 191
IPSWICH QLD 4305
Phone: 07 3810 6666
Fax: 07 3810 6731
Email: council@ipswich.qld.gov.au
Website: Ipswich City Council (Opens in new window)