Food safety programs
The following food businesses are required to have a food safety program accredited by the local government:
- 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 for 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 persons (e.g. a child care centre or aged care facility).
Food businesses that are required to have an accredited food safety program are required to have an audit conducted by an appropriate auditor approved by the Department of Health within the first six months of accreditation, then at a frequency determined by the local government.
If you operate any other type of food business (other than mentioned above) and you wish to have a food safety program accredited, you may submit your program to your local government.
Please note that licence fees may vary between local governments.
Please contact your local government for further information.