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:
There are four classes of food premises in Victoria:
- Class 1 premises prepare or serve potentially hazardous food.
- Class 2 premises handle or manufacture unpackaged potentially hazardous food.
- Class 3A premises prepare or cook potentially hazardous foods for immediate consumption.
- Classes 3 and 4 premises handle low risk or pre-packaged food.
Food premises classes are determined by your local council.
All affected food businesses (Class 1, 2 and 3A businesses) must appoint a Food Safety Supervisor and implement food handler training. Class 1 businesses must also be able to show that their food is safe through additional monitoring and recording requirements.