Correct Food Systems has registered with NSW as a COVID safe business.
Correct Food Systems has completed a NSW Government COVID-19 Safety Plan.
Our staff have completed some of the free training available for COVID protections in Food Service, provided by Restaurant and Catering and NSW Food Authority.
As food safety professionals we are familiar with infection control procedures, handwashing techniques and the importance of effective cleaning and sanitising.
We also have taken additional steps such as using virtual meetings, working from home and use of the COVID safe app.
We encourage other businesses to use the resources we have that provide free training and COVID safety plan, tailored to suit your business operation and your state jurisdiction.
Food Service businesses are now gearing up to reopen their business and manage the recovery of their business, as each state and territory lift restrictions on restaurants, caterers, events, accommodation, pubs and clubs.
To ensure no set backs and compliance to the Government requirements, businesses need to be informed, plan for success, and support both staff, and customers to work and transact in a safe manner.
Each business will need to determine a new way of operating, with increased protections for all in place.
There are a number of excellent resources to assist.
CFS offers these reminders to businesses, who are operating during the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, or those businesses who are planning to re open, once lockdown restrictions are lifted.
As discussed in the the CFS U Tube videos and elsewhere, operating of a food business in these times requires each food business to maintain food safety practices.
Operating in these times should see a reinforcement in the importance of procedures such as
Businesses should implement additional strategies such as
Each State and Territory Health Authority has information for businesses during these times.
NSW Food Authority has some guidance available at
With the relaxation of state and territory planning laws, and allowances for changes of scope of business activities in the food service industry, many restaurants and caterers are finding alternative ways of selling their produce. We have seen many businesses offer delivery services for meals, ready to eat, or offering meal or grocery meal components.
Here are some reminders on food safety for home deliveries.
There is also a useful resource sheet published by The Victorian Health Department :
CFS U Tube. Discussion of preparation for the food industry to emerge from Australia's Covid 19 lockdown. Episode 2.2
Correct Food Systems will continue to post useful Corona Virus documents here on this website/ blog / news page for our client to refer to or pass on....
Verification of Domestic Dishwasher effective in destroying Corona Virus on cutlery and crockery.
Validation evidence for killing COVID19 in a domestic dishwasher, provided the correct chemicals are used at the correct rate.
Refer to documents below:
Verification of Environmental Cleaning and Sanitation for COVID 19
South Australia has updated their information about how to effectively clean and sanitise surfaces during the COVID 19 Pandemic
Through handwashing is the best defense for Corona Virus.
Food businesses are reminded to ensure all personnel wash their hands - throughly.
Now is the time to be reminded of the correct technique. Here are some useful handwashing resources:
Correct Food Systems has been approached by a few client businesses asking how to handle the risk of Coronavirus when handling food and the issue of staff wearing masks etc.
Here is the World Health Organisation's advice and the South Australian Governments advice on environmental hygiene that we would encourage every business to follow.
Advice for food handlers at this stage is inline with normal infection control procedures.
Here is the general advice to prevent spread of infection.
There is a a proposal for major changes to food safety management for foodservice, caterers, retail of PHF.
Summary of proposal P1053
Correct Food Systems works with clients to develop product ideas and bring them to fruition.
Recently our food technologist and consultant Kim Staples featured in a major advertisement for CGU small business insurance, working with the owner of "Domuts"- Doughnuts Treats for Dogs. Kim worked to refine the product recipe, source a suitable icing solution, conduct shelf life testing and source suitable packaging solutions. Well done Kim, Well done Domuts on a sucessful small business launch.
See the story here:
See the Domuts TV commercial here:
Woolworths have issued a new Code of Practice on Food Safety Culture.
This applies to those supplying a Woolworth's Branded Product, who are certified as Approved Suppliers using the Woolworths Supplier Excellence Program.
This Code of Practice follows in work done by the GFSI institute.
BRC also has a requirement that businesses take steps to implement a positive proactive culture that builds and develops Food Safety throughout all sections and levels of the business. Demonstrated leadership and commitment by senior management is a key requirement of both the Woolworths Code of Practice and BRC.
Correct Food Systems has developed excellent resources that will assist any business to assess the internal culture, and take actions steps to improve the values and commitment to food safety across the business.
We have a dedicated presentation suitable for management and QA on " Exploring Food Safety Culture" to assist and start the discussion and plans for the business.
Need some tools and means to assess the culture in your business- we have surveys, questionnaires and SWOT analysis forms. These are designed to meet the requirements of WSEP and BRC schemes, as well as incorporate FSANZ content.
We have staff training material to assist staff to understand the importance of food safety to the business.
Let us provide some guidance on how to develop and document the food safety culture within your business.
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