Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has updated the Safe Food Australia Guide with a new set of guidelines known as the Standard 3.2.2A Food Safety Management Tool. If you own or manage a business that prepares and serves food, then this change will likely affect you.
The new standard means that businesses must implement 2 or 3 food safety management tools based on their food handling activities.
The 3 tools are:
- food safety supervisor
- food handler training
- substantiation of critical food safety controls.
Food businesses will now fall under two categories. Category 1 businesses will be deemed higher risk and must implement all 3 management tools. Category 2 businesses must have a food safety supervisor and food handler training.
For more on the new standard and to see which category your business falls into, visit the Food Standards website for a Standard 3.2.2A – Food Safety Management Tools overview.