You will need this accreditation if your:
- food business involves off-site catering
- primary business activity is on-site catering on the entire / part of the premises stated in your licence for more than 199 persons on more than 11 occasions in any 12-month period
- food business that process, serves or delivers potentially hazardous food to six or more persons at a relevant facility. Relevant facility includes aged care facility, facility that provides care to persons with a terminal illness, private hospitals, childcare facility.
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 the council, you need to comply with the processes outlined in your program.
A person who is not required to have an accredited food safety program may choose to apply for accreditation.