On 11 November 2009 The Food Amendment Bill was passed and amendments to the Food Act 2003 to introduce mandatory food handler training requirements for hospitality and retail businesses. The new food laws are in place to help protect NSW consumers from foodbourne illness. This legislation commenced on the 1 October 2010.
Certain hospitality and retail service businesses need to appoint at least one (1) trained Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) in their business.
This will apply to business like restaurants, cafes, takeaways, clubs, pubs, bakeries, supermarkets & greengrocer.
Businesses will have until 1 October 2011 to appoint a trained FSS and notify their local Council of who their Food Safety Supervisor is.
Training must be completed at a NSW Food Authority approved Register Training Organisation.
This is a significant change for the food industry and Council encourages all businesses to stay informed. Not having a trained food safety supervisor will constitute an offence under the Food Act 2003 after the 12 month lead in period expires.
For further information please go to the NSW Food Authority Website: http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au
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