Accreditation of a food safety program - Sunshine 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 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 $571.00 -
Apply Inspection All $189.00 Compliance audit fee - per hour.
Apply Inspection All $164.00 Non conformance audit fee - per hour.
Vary Variation All $189.00 Assessment / amendment fee.

Approval time

Within 30 days

Administering agency

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Contact details

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Enquiries

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Operating address: 10 First Avenue
Maroochydore, Queensland 4558
Operating address: 1 Omrah Avenue
Caloundra, Queensland 4551
Operating address: Cnr Currie and Bury Streets
Nambour Queensland 4560
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 72
Sunshine Coast MC, Queensland 4560
Phone: 03 5475 7272
Phone: 1300 007 272
Fax: 07 5475 7277
Email: mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Website: Sunshine Coast Regional Council (Opens in new window)