It is important to note that each state and territory will manage the compliance requirements and implementation arrangements for 3.2.2.A slightly differently so approach your state and territory health department or food authority.
In Victoria and NSW it will become law for food service, caterers and retailers to comply with by December 2023, allowing affected businesses a 12-month implementation period from December 2022. Other states are still yet to announce their implementation plans and timetable.
The new food safety management tools are:
- food safety supervisor (FSS) training
- food handler training (FHT)
- evidence to substantiate food safety management of key processes.
The new food safety standard extends the requirements of 3.2.2 to businesses in food service, catering and retail that handle unpackaged potentially hazardous food that is ready to eat.
(One off fundraising events are exempt from 3.2.2.A but still need to prepare safe and suitable food).
Businesses that will be affected by requirements for Category One (all 3 food safety management tools are required).
Any business that prepares, processes and serves unpackaged potentially hazardous food, ready to be consumed: restaurants, pubs, hotels, accommodation, takeaway food, mobile vans, juice bars, hospitals, aged care, schools, canteens, training centres, caterers, cruise boats, bakery.
Businesses that only sell potentially hazardous food that is unpackaged and not processed or prepared on site (other than sliced, displayed, weighed reheated) are Category 2 and need to comply with food safety management tools 1 & 2.
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Correct Food Systems has resources, training booklets, and a range of record formats ready to assist your business with this new requirement. Customised to your business, suitable and easy to implement.