An effective Food Safety Supervisor ensures that food is stored at the correct temperature on board a commercial vessel. This means keeping cold food cold and keeping hot food hot.
If you operate a charter vessel, passenger service or other commercial vessel business which sells and/or handles food intended for sale, your business is considered to be a ‘food business’ and must comply with the Act. Food Safety Supervisors may also be required.
Food that is freshly cooked aboard and served straight away has less chance of becoming unsafe or unsuitable than food that is pre-cooked and then taken aboard to the event. A Food Safety Supervisor must be aware of the challenges that face food handling staff on commercial vessels.
A food safety supervisor must take all practicable measures to ensure that the food business only accepts food that is protected from the likelihood of contamination. We have been discussing how to create a checklist to ensure that your food business meets all the requirements of the Food Safety Standards 3.2.2. This week we will […]
It is an offence under the Queensland Food Act 2006 (the Act) to provide a false description of food. In Queensland, the maximum penalty for providing a false description of food is $50,000. Food Safety Supervisors need to ensure that the seafood is described and represented correctly.
What happens after my food safety program is accredited? Food Safety Supervisors with an accredited food safety program must comply with the program in carrying on the food business. A copy of the accredited food safety program must be kept by employees of the food business at the food premises and be made available for […]
Do I need a food safety program? Under the Act, certain licensable food businesses in Queensland must have a food safety program accredited by their local government. There are significant penalties for not having an accredited food safety program. The licensee of a food business must have an accredited food safety program if: The food […]
This blog continues the discussion for Food Safety Supervisors if the food service establishment is catering for local events, festivals or any food event away from the food premises.
If your food service establishment is catering for local events, festivals or any food event away from your food premises, Food Safety Supervisors need to be vigilant to ensure that the food you provide is safe. The food safety problems that may occur will depend on the food handling activities that you will have at […]