Food Safety Supervisor QLD: The Roles of An FSS in A Business

The Food Safety Supervisor QLD (FSS QLD) Level 1 and 2 training course and certification is nationally recognised training for the food industry.  For food businesses, including food carts and limited events, they are required to appoint at least one Food Safety Supervisor who will be on the premises during operating hours.

It is also a requirement for general food industry workers to have the necessary FSS training to continue working in the industry.  As best practice, general food industry workers could undertake Level 1 food safety training (SITXFSA001 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety) as a minimum.

The FSS QLD training is available through Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) that are found all over the country. These training courses are available in blended, online, and face-to-face delivery.  Upon successful course completion, the certification is emailed to the student.

A FSS has duties to perform in a food business. They’re in charge of the overall food safety of a business, which includes the following roles:

  • A Food Safety Supervisor is in charge of being aware of all relevant food safety legislation and standards that apply to the food business. This responsibility means that the Food Safety Supervisor is tasked with upholding the laws regarding food safety legislation and ordinances.
  • A Food Safety Supervisor is in charge of monitoring all food handlers and making sure that all food handling tasks are correctly and safely carried out. The FSS is responsible for training food handlers in proper food safety and sanitary food handling practices if necessary.
  • A Food Safety Supervisor is in charge of recognising, preventing, and alleviating food safety hazards in their food business. This means conducting routine checks and inspections to determine if there are any present or prospective hazards, as well as performing the necessary actions to prevent or alleviate these situations.
  • A Food Safety Supervisor is in charge of ensuring all food handlers maintain safe personal hygiene. The FSS is responsible for educating food handlers in hygienic practices that are geared towards food safety and sanitation.
  • A Food Safety Supervisor is in charge of ensuring that a business’s food safety program is up-to-date and accurately maintained. This includes creating food safety procedures, as well as routinely reviewing and updating said procedures to keep the business’s food safety processes current.
  • A Food Safety Supervisor is in charge of completing all required training and holding the necessary statements of attainment/certificates. It is the FSS’s responsibility to ensure that their documentation is up-to-date.
  • A Food Safety Supervisor must be available within reason to a business’s food handlers and its local council during operating hours. The FSS must be reasonably present at the venue where food is being served, such as business premises, and available to address any food safety-related issues that may come up during the hours of operations.  It is for this reason, that it is advisable that a business has more than one food safety supervisor trained.

These are the general responsibilities that a Food Safety Supervisor is tasked with.

For those interested in getting into the food industry, the FSS training course is a requirement. Get in touch with CTA Training Specialists and enquire about enrolling in a Food Safety Supervisor training course.