Food Safety Supervisors

Changes from 1 September 2015

From 1 September 2015, an individual to be certified as a Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) for a food premise in NSW must attain required units of competency, where those units have incorporated three key focus areas as determined by the Food Authority and published on its website, in order to be issued a valid FSS certificate. The three key focus areas as follows:

  1. safe egg handling
  2. allergen management
  3. cleaning and sanitising practices.

FSS certificates expire five years from the date of issue, with the first round of certificates due to expire from 1 September 2015.

Food businesses with an appointed FSS holding an FSS certificate due to expire from 1 September 2015 will need to enrol their FSS in recertification training with a RTO approved under the FSS program.

Food businesses who need to appoint a FSS and notify Council please use this Food Safety Supervisor notification form (203KB).

For all information regarding Food Safety Supervisors please go to NSW Food Authority website

 

Changes from 1 October 2010

From 1 October 2010 food laws introduced in NSW require certain food businesses in the hospitality and retail food service sector to appoint at least one trained Food Safety Supervisor (FSS). These new requirements are to help safeguard NSW consumers from foodborne illness.

The Food Safety Supervisor must be trained by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) approved by the NSW Food Authority.

It is a legal requirement that all businesses keep a copy of their FSS certificate (provided upon completion of training) on the premises and produce it for inspection on request by an authorised officer.

Food businesses who need to appoint a FSS and notify Council please use this Food Safety Supervisor notification form (203KB).  

For all information regarding Food Safety Supervisors please go to NSW Food Authority website