Food safety management tools - Queensland


Food service, caterer and related retail businesses in Australia need to meet new food safety requirements in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code).

Standard 3.2.2A is a new food safety standard for these types of businesses that aims to improve food safety and support consumer confidence.

There are three food safety management tools in the new standard:

All affected food businesses (category one and two businesses) must appoint a Food Safety Supervisor and implement food handler training. Category one businesses must also be able to show that their food is safe.

Category one businesses are businesses that make unpackaged potentially hazardous food into potentially hazardous, ready-to-eat food for customers. Category one businesses include:

  • restaurants
  • takeaway outlets
  • caterers
  • bakeries.

Category two businesses do not make but minimally handle and sell ready-to-eat unpackaged food that has arrived unpackaged or is unpackaged by the business. Category two businesses include:

  • delis
  • market stalls
  • service stations
  • convenience stores.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Other resources

Administering agency

Queensland Health

Health Protection Branch

Food Safety Standards and Regulation

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