Food safety supervisors & training

Food Act 2003 (NSW) requires certain food businesses in the NSW hospitality and retail food service sector to have at least one trained Food Safety Supervisor (FSS). Impacted businesses that do not have a FSS are risking a fine.

The NSW Food Authority’s FSS program was established to help reduce foodborne illness in the hospitality and retail food service sectors in NSW by improving food handler skills and knowledge.

A major role of the program is to provide food businesses with high quality and consistent training by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) that have been approved by the Authority.

Guide for businesses

Which businesses are affected, exemptions, guideline document

Training requirements

Units of competency

Approved training organisations

Training must be by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) approved by the Authority

Approved RTOs list

FSS certificates

Only approved RTOs and, in certain circumstances, the Authority can issue a Food Safety Supervisor certificate.

Recognition of current competency, lost or damaged certificates

For RTOs

Approval for FSS program, applications, change of details


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