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Ciguatera Poisoning

Factsheet on Ciguatera Poisoning

09 June 2017

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Cooling potentially hazardous food

Factsheet on cooling PHF in accordance with Food Standards Code

09 June 2017

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Raw milk - advice to consumers

Risks of raw milk and consuming cosmetic products

30 March 2017

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100 years of food safety (video, 2:09)

The history, people and achievements over 100 years of food safety in New South Wales.

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A presumptive Listeria positive test result

What to do if laboratory says they’ve found Listeria in product

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Adverse sampling compliance policy

Non-compliances with microbiological sampling during adverse sampling conditions

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Allergy info for retail businesses (video, 1:46)

Courtesy Ch9 News video 5 Nov 2011 on Be prepared, be allergy aware booklet.

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Annual food testing report 2014-2015

Report outlining testing conducted by the Food Authority's primary provider

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Application (facilities) to implement a regulatory food safety audit...

3rd party auditor system (facility's application) Document reference: February 2016

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Application for approval as a Registered Training Organisation

Form FSS002. Approval under Section 106H of Food Act 2003

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Application for change to offences (Name & Shame) registers

Apply to add or remove information in PN or Prosecutions registers

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Approved auditors: list

List of currently approved 3rd party auditors

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Artificial colours in local and imported food products- survey

Confectionery (imported only) & sauces and pastes

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Audit failure action required

Learn what actions are required for failed audits

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Audits in the food industry

Guide to why and what audits are conducted, audit outcomes. For licensed food businesses

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Baseline evaluation survey for NSW Egg Food Safety Scheme

Survey of NSW egg businesses - industry profile and observed practices

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Be prepared, be allergy aware

Know the risk food allergies pose for your business

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Best practice, from lease to market (NSW shellfish)

Limits on when & where shellfish can be collected for commercial harvest and how they are distributed ...

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Better Regulation Statement (nutrition information in standard food ...

Assessment of 3 options to regulate nutritional information at point of sale

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Blue-green algae blooms: risk to fishers

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, pose a risk to water users, including fishers

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Calibration of thermometers in varied altitudes

Calibration of thermometers can be affected when the boiling point of water is used in an area of high...

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Central Processing Unit Inspection Project Outcomes

Outcomes for Central Processing Unit inspection project

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Charity fish auctions

What are they; legal requirements; handling and how to ensure the fish is safe

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Children's Services: voluntary Food Safety Template

Food safety program starting template for businesses wanting to voluntarily enact a program

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Ciguatera Poisoning

Factsheet on Ciguatera Poisoning

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Classification of shellfish harvest areas

Explanation of classifications and how they are reviewed

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Cleaning & sanitising in food businesses

Brief guide to requirements and methods

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Compliance and Enforcement Policy

Policy for compliance and enforcement activities

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Controlling histamine fish poisoning

Guideline, causes, symptoms and ways to minimise histamine in fish

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Controlling Listeria Monocytogenes in the Food Processing Environment

Guide for the development of an environmental monitoring program

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Cook food thoroughly

Children's services busiensses - cooking foods thoroughly helps destroy bacteria

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Cooking with kids

Steps to ensure cooking with kids is safe

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Cooling potentially hazardous food

Factsheet on cooling PHF in accordance with Food Standards Code

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Country of origin labelling for fruit and vegetable retailers

Country of origin labelling describes the country or countries where the food was grown, manufactured ...

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Cut melon survey

Survey on the prevalence of pathogenic bacteria on cut melons

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Cut Melon Survey Project Outcomes

Outcomes from the Cut Melon survey project

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Dairy Food Safety Scheme risk assessment 2014

Periodic review of the risk assessment, 2014

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Declaring allergens

Responsibility for declaring allergens for manufacturers, retailers & importers

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Depuration of shellfish

Introduction to importance and requirements for depuration

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Donating food

Donating food to charities and not-for profit organisations

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Doner kebabs

How to make and cook doner kebabs and similar products safely

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Eating out? Look for Scores on Doors

Information about the program, for consumers

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Egg cleaning procedures

Guidelines to comply with egg food safety scheme

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Egg stamping equipment: providers

Australian & international businesses list

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Egg stamping for butchers & grocers that sell eggs

Butchers and delis need to ensure they are not selling unstamped eggs

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Egg stamping for cafes, restaurants & takeaways

Retail food businessesshould no longer be using unstamped eggs

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Egg stamping for egg producers

Information about mandatory egg stamping

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Environmental sampling for Listeria management

How to identify and control Listeria in food business

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Environmental swabbing

Guide to method selection and consistent technique for verification of cleaning & sanitanitation

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Escolar and Oilfish

Be aware when purchasing or selling Escolar and Oilfish

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Fast Choices user guide

Nutrition labelling for 'standard food outlets' (fast food outlets)

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Food brought from home

Make sure food is safe when brought from home to children's services businesses

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Food grade packaging

Requirements for surfaces in contact with foods, including containers & and packaging in which food is...

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Food labelling for food importers

Food may not be safe to eat if it is not labelled in the correct way, or has ingredients not allowed i...

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Food labels

Consumer brochure

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Food Premises Assessment Report, version 4

Standard checklist for retail businesses and council inspection officers

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Food recall action plan

Use this recall plan to remove unsafe product from the market

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Food recalls and withdrawals

Manufacturers & importers must have procedures in place for recalls & withdrawals

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Food safety during pregnancy

Food safety during pregnancy brochure

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Food safety for caterers

Tips including storage and transport of food

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Food safety for retail businesses (video, 1:44)

Quick overview of the food safety standards & requirements for retail food businesses in NSW.

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Food safety guidelines for the preparation of raw egg products

Guidelines for safe preparation of raw egg products in retail food service

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Food safety in emergencies

Floods, fires, power cuts - make the right decisions

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Food Safety Management Statement template - Small poultry producers

Template for poultry producers - to set out compliance with Standard 4.2.2

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Food safety Paddock to Plate

Summary of the Food Safety Strategy, Feb 2015

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Food Safety Program - general template (MS Word)

Editable general template for development of a food safety program

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Food Safety Program for seafood processing

Template to assist seafood processing businesses

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Food safety requirements for charitable and not-for-profit organisat...

For charities, community groups and volunteers who prepare or sell food

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Food safety tips for childcare centres

Take extra care when preparing and cooking certain foods for young children

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Formulated Supplementary Sports Foods

Composition and labelling of sports supplements

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Fresh cut fruit and vegetables

How to keep fresh cut fruit and vegetable free from harmful bacteria

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Fresh Noodle Project Outcomes

Outcomes from the fresh noodle compliance project

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Front of Pack Labelling - Health Star Rating System

The Health Star Rating (HSR) System is a labelling system which provides clear nutrition information o...

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FSS certificate request form

Form FSS003. Use to request a new / replacement FSS certificate

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FSS Refresher Guidelines for RTOs

RTOs guide for implementing FSS refresher courses

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GM compliance monitoring strategy

National strategy for genetically modified foods

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Guidance on audits

This guidance document can be used by food businesses to understand the compliance audit model process

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Guide dogs and retail food businesses

Working guide dogs are assistance animals and, by law, are allowed access to any public dining area in...

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Guide to developing a food safety program

General guidelines to accompany FSP template

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Guideline for seafood retailers

Labelling & food safety compliance with the Food Standards Code

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Guideline to Food Safety Supervisor Requirements

Simple ‘how to’ guide on complying with FSS legislation

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Guidelines for food businesses at temporary events

Requirements of the food safety standards as they apply to mobile food vending businesses

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Guidelines for food service to vulnerable persons

Compliance guidelines for the Vulnerable persons Food Safety Scheme

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Guidelines for food service to vulnerable persons

Guidelines to comply with the Vulnerable Persons Food Safety Scheme

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Guidelines for mobile food vending vehicles

Requirements of the food safety standards

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Hamburger food safety

Food safety tips for safe preparation of hamburgers

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Hand Washing

How to wash hands correctly

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Hand washing in food businesses

For food handlers and their employers

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Health & hygiene requirements of food handlers

Food handlers have specific responsibilities

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High pressure processing

Product considerations in HPP

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Home-based food businesses

Guide for food businesses operating from a home or a residential premises.

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How to apply to change a register

Guide for Register of offences & Register of penalty notices

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How to get a higher rating

Scores on Doors certificates - every business can get the top score

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Hygiene failures in food service, 2012

Common causes of foodborne illness, based on analyses of outbreaks and observations

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Imported confectionery labelling project outcomes

Outcomes from the imported confectionery labelling project

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Industry guide for the development of a Food Safety Program (High Pr...

Industry guide for the development of a food safety program

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Inspection failure action required

Learn what actions are required for failed inspections

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Keep foods separate

Children's services: separate preparation areas of raw foods from cooked or ready-to-eat foods

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Keeping fresh, Asian-style noodles safe to eat

Retailers need to refrigerate fresh, Asian-style noodles

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Labelling - Date marking, storage conditions and directions for use

The Code prescribes a date marking system for packaged foods

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Labelling - General requirements

General requirements for food labels

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Labelling and traceability of shellfish

Factsheet on when and where shellfish can be collected for commercial harvest

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Labelling of frozen and thawed seafood

When receiving frozen seafood products there are factors that must be considered if you intend to thaw...

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Labelling requirements for unpackaged seafood

Under the Food Standards Code any packaged or unpackaged seafood displayed for retail sale must includ...

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Labelling self assessment checklist

Assessment for manufacturers of applicable labelling provisions

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Licence application form LIC001

Application to produce, process or store milk or dairy products

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Licence application form LIC002

To process or store plant products

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Licence application form LIC003

Application to process or store meat, game or animal food

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Licence application form LIC004

Application to produce, process, grade or store eggs and product

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Licence application form LIC005

Application for food preparation and service to vulnerable persons

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Licence application form LIC006

Application to distribute, handle, process, pack or store seafood (not shellfish)

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Licence application form LIC007

Application to transport dairy-, meat (incl game, animal food)-, plant product-, seafood-, eggs- and r...

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Licence application form LIC008

Application to cultivate, harvest, collect or depurate shellfish

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Licence application form LIC009

Application to produce (farm) poultry (>100 birds)

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Licence application form LIC010

Application to harvest and hold shellfish under 'harvest and hold' scheme

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Listeria and pregnancy

Foods to avoid and why: detailed guide

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Listeria Management Program

Guidelines on monitoring, testing for and controlling Listeria in meat & poultry product Doc reference...

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Manufacturer/Wholesaler Food Inspection Program

Monitoring food businesses not covered by licensing or local government inspections

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Marine biotoxin management plan

Management plan for marine biotoxins

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Microbiological quality of filled savoury pastries, 2009

Survey results of safety of ready-to-eat filled savoury pastries sold in NSW

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Microbiological quality of fresh cut vegetables, 2009

Survey results of fresh cut leafy salad vegetables sold in NSW

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Microbiological quality of High Risk Bakery Products

Survey of microbiological quality of bakery products sold in NSW

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Microbiological quality of sushi - 2009

Snapshot survey on microbiological quality of sushi

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Microbiological quality quide for ready-to-eat foods

Guide to interpreting microbiological results in Food Authority survey reports

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National Surveillance Program for Genetically Modified Foods

Survey of compliance with GM labelling provisions

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New Food Safety Scheme model

Approach to new Food Safety Schemes, policy and implementation

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Non-reticulated water in food businesses

Includes legal requirements, hazards and management of supply

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NSW DPI letter to knackery operators, 3 July 2012

Reporting slaughtered stock to NLIS database

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NSW Food Safety Schemes Manual

Laboratory testing requirements for businesses licensed under NSW Food Safety Schemes

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NSW retail meat food safety program & retail diary

NSW retail meat food safety program & retail diary

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NSW Shellfish industry manual

Requirements for shellfish businesses to comply with the Seafood Safety Scheme

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NSW Shellfish Program Harvest and Hold Scheme

Outline fo the scheme for shellfish farmers

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Nutrition information requirements

Larger fast food and snack food chains: nutrition information at point of sale.

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Nutrition labelling: wallet card

Simple guide to using nutrition information panel on labels

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Pathway to partnership: a guide to food regulation in NSW

Food Regulation Partnership introductory document, 2008

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Penalty notices (on-the-spot fines)

List of on-the-spot fines currently on the Register of Penalty Notices

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Personal hygiene checklist

Personal health and hygiene for children's services staff.

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Pest control in food businesses

Common pests carry bacteria and viruses.

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Picnics & BBQs tips

Heading to a picnic or BBQ? Remember food safety

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Pine nuts & pine mouth, 2012

Emerging issues paper: symptoms, reports, research, action to date

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Pipi testing program

What are the testing requirements for the pipi industry?

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Potentially hazardous foods

Foods that require temperature control for safety

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Potentially hazardous foods (PHF)

Technical definitions, how to indentify, common issues. 2008

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Powers of authorised officers

Explains powers the officers have

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Preparation of texture modified food

Good hygienic practice is essential during the preparation of texture modified and pureed foods

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Preservative use in processed meats

Guide to preservatives permitted in meat products

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Priority Classification System

Classification of food businesses. Version 4: 27 April 2010

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Product recall & withdrawal process flowchart

Step-by-step guide to the food recall process

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Protecting food from contamination

Avoid contamination when receiving, storing, processing and displaying food

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Publication criteria for Penalty Notices

Protocol for whether to publish PN details on the website register

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Raw egg products (video, 2:29)

Eggs handled or prepared incorrectly can be a food poisoning risk.

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Raw milk - advice to consumers

Risks of raw milk and consuming cosmetic products

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Regulatory Food Safety Auditor Manual

Requirements and process for Food Authority appointment of third party auditors, auditing and verifica...

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Relay and translocation of shellfish

Requirements for transferring shellfish between commercial harvest areas

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Report on practices and microbiological quality of sushi, 2008

Survey conducted under Coordinated Food Survey Plan

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Report on prevalence of Salmonella and E. coli in RTE nuts & nut pro...

Survey results, conducted under Coordinated Food Survey Plan

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Requirements for egg graders

Introduction to requirements in Food Standards Code and Food Regulation 2010

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Requirements for egg processors

Introduction to requirements of the Food Standards Code and Food Regulation 2010

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Requirements for egg storage facilities

Egg storage facilities need to meet requirements of the Regulation

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Requirements for meat vans

Practices for transport of meat products

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Requirements for small egg farms

Factsheet: for small egg farms producing no more than 20 doz eggs per week

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Requirements for transporters of live poultry

Businesses that transport live poultry from a farm to a processing facility need to notify the NSW Foo...

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Retail Meat Food Safety Program & retail Diary Inspection Program

Outcomes from the Retail Meat Food Safety Program & Retail Diary inspection project

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Risk assessment policy

Policy for development & utilisation of risk assessment by the Food Authority

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RTO approval criteria

Criteria to become approved as an RTO for FSS program

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RTO change of details form

Form FSS005. RTOs already approved can change details and add new trainers

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RTO conditions of approval

Outline of conditions of approval under FSS program for RTOs

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RTO management system

RTO management system for FSS program

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Safe handling of raffled meat trays

Raffled meat trays must be properly stored and handled

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Safe preparation of raw egg products

Restaurants, cafés, bakeries and caterers that prepare raw egg products: safer alternatives and safe h...

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Scores on Doors business brochure

Get on board with Scores on Doors

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Scores on Doors: Bega Valley Shire council case study

Implementing Scores on Doors for Bega Shire

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Scores on Doors: certificates overprinting template

Use if preferring to overprint certificates with inspection details and dispatch after inspections

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Scores on Doors: Challenges for councils

Possible council concerns when joining the program

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Scores on Doors: City of Sydney case study

Implementation of Scores on Doors program in CoS

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Scores on Doors: Enhancements to the program

Improvements to the program from 2013

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Scores on Doors: for businesses (video, 1:49)

Scores on Doors is good for business, learn how placing a Score on the Door can help you get more cust...

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Scores on Doors: for consumers (video, 1:11)

Explains the Scores on Doors food safety and hygiene rating program.

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Scores on Doors: How Scores on Doors can benefit your council

Factsheet for councils considering participation

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Scores on Doors: Pro forma council report & resolution

For councils wanting to put a motion to participate to council

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Scores on Doors: Promotion guide

Get the most out of Scores on Doors in your council area

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Scores on Doors: What is it?

Scores on Doors is the NSW food hygiene inspections scoring program

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Seafood substitution in restaurants & takeaways

Describing food incorrectly is an offence

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Shelf stable, acid-preserved foods

Factors affecting shelf stability of acid foods, condiments, sauces & salad dressings, 2008

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Smarter shopping, safer food (video, 1:17)

Safe shopping is an easy way to protect you and your family from food poisoning nasties.

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Standard 1.5.2: Food Produced Using Gene Technology

Guide to assist businesses comply with Standard 1.5.2: Food Produced Using Gene Technology

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Stock Movement Diary

NSW Shellfish Program

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Sulphur dioxide in meat

Factsheet - overview of restrictions on SO2 use

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Summary of RTO compliance report

Findings from first round of compliance checks for RTOs (Oct '12-Mar '13)

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Survey program overview

How the program is constructed and run; interpreting results

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Taking food on excursions

Transport food for children to eat on an excursion correctly so that it remains safe (children's servi...

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Temperature danger zone

Between 5°C and 60°C, it is easiest for harmful bacteria to grow in food

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The correct use of cutting and serving boards

Correct use of cutting boards is key to preventing cross-contamination

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The NSW Food Authority - an overview

Corporate overview - role and function of the Food Authority (2pp)

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Towards a strong food regulation partnership

Directions paper for state and local government, November 2003

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Truth about food poisoning (video, 1:42)

Learn more about the causes of food poisoning symptoms and how to avoid it.

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Verification of training materials

Guide for RTOs approved to train FSS

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VP Food Safety Scheme - ph II evaluation

Phase II evaluation: microbiological quality of food served by VP businesses

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Vulnerable Persons Food Safety Scheme - evaluation: onsite practices

Phase II evaluation onsite study of practices observed at first audit

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Water reuse guideline

For food businesses in NSW considering reusing water

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Wet storage of shellfish

Limits on when and where shellfish can be collected for commercial harvest

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Pest control in food businesses

Common pests carry bacteria and viruses.

14 March 2017

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Food safety guidelines on applying the 4-hour/2-hour rule for temper...

Guide on temperature control for food businesses

03 March 2017

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Cut melon survey

Survey on the prevalence of pathogenic bacteria on cut melons

02 March 2017

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A presumptive Listeria positive test result

What to do if laboratory says they’ve found Listeria in product

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Adverse sampling compliance policy

Non-compliances with microbiological sampling during adverse sampling conditions

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Application (facilities) to implement a regulatory food safety audit...

3rd party auditor system (facility's application) Document reference: February 2016

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Application for change to offences (Name & Shame) registers

Apply to add or remove information in PN or Prosecutions registers

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Approved auditors: list

List of currently approved 3rd party auditors

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Audit failure action required

Learn what actions are required for failed audits

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Audits in the food industry

Guide to why and what audits are conducted, audit outcomes. For licensed food businesses

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Baseline evaluation survey for NSW Egg Food Safety Scheme

Survey of NSW egg businesses - industry profile and observed practices

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Be prepared, be allergy aware

Know the risk food allergies pose for your business

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Best practice, from lease to market (NSW shellfish)

Limits on when & where shellfish can be collected for commercial harvest and how they are distributed ...

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Blue-green algae blooms: risk to fishers

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, pose a risk to water users, including fishers

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Calibration of thermometers in varied altitudes

Calibration of thermometers can be affected when the boiling point of water is used in an area of high...

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Central Processing Unit Inspection Project Outcomes

Outcomes for Central Processing Unit inspection project

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Classification of shellfish harvest areas

Explanation of classifications and how they are reviewed

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Cleaning & sanitising in food businesses

Brief guide to requirements and methods

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Compliance and Enforcement Policy

Policy for compliance and enforcement activities

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Controlling histamine fish poisoning

Guideline, causes, symptoms and ways to minimise histamine in fish

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Controlling Listeria Monocytogenes in the Food Processing Environment

Guide for the development of an environmental monitoring program

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Cut melon survey

Survey on the prevalence of pathogenic bacteria on cut melons

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Dairy Food Safety Scheme risk assessment 2014

Periodic review of the risk assessment, 2014

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Declaring allergens

Responsibility for declaring allergens for manufacturers, retailers & importers

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Depuration of shellfish

Introduction to importance and requirements for depuration

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Donating food

Donating food to charities and not-for profit organisations

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Egg cleaning procedures

Guidelines to comply with egg food safety scheme

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Egg stamping equipment: providers

Australian & international businesses list

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Egg stamping for butchers & grocers that sell eggs

Butchers and delis need to ensure they are not selling unstamped eggs

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Egg stamping for egg producers

Information about mandatory egg stamping

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Environmental sampling for Listeria management

How to identify and control Listeria in food business

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Environmental swabbing

Guide to method selection and consistent technique for verification of cleaning & sanitanitation

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Escolar and Oilfish

Be aware when purchasing or selling Escolar and Oilfish

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Food grade packaging

Requirements for surfaces in contact with foods, including containers & and packaging in which food is...

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Food recall action plan

Use this recall plan to remove unsafe product from the market

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Food recalls and withdrawals

Manufacturers & importers must have procedures in place for recalls & withdrawals

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Food Safety Management Statement template - Small poultry producers

Template for poultry producers - to set out compliance with Standard 4.2.2

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Food Safety Program - general template (MS Word)

Editable general template for development of a food safety program

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Food Safety Program for seafood processing

Template to assist seafood processing businesses

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Formulated Supplementary Sports Foods

Composition and labelling of sports supplements

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Fresh Noodle Project Outcomes

Outcomes from the fresh noodle compliance project

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GM compliance monitoring strategy

National strategy for genetically modified foods

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Guidance on audits

This guidance document can be used by food businesses to understand the compliance audit model process

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Guide to developing a food safety program

General guidelines to accompany FSP template

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Guidelines for food service to vulnerable persons

Compliance guidelines for the Vulnerable persons Food Safety Scheme

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Guidelines for food service to vulnerable persons

Guidelines to comply with the Vulnerable Persons Food Safety Scheme

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Hand washing in food businesses

For food handlers and their employers

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Health & hygiene requirements of food handlers

Food handlers have specific responsibilities

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High pressure processing

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How to apply to change a register

Guide for Register of offences & Register of penalty notices

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Hygiene failures in food service, 2012

Common causes of foodborne illness, based on analyses of outbreaks and observations

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Imported confectionery labelling project outcomes

Outcomes from the imported confectionery labelling project

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Industry guide for the development of a Food Safety Program (High Pr...

Industry guide for the development of a food safety program

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Inspection failure action required

Learn what actions are required for failed inspections

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Labelling - General requirements

General requirements for food labels

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Labelling and traceability of shellfish

Factsheet on when and where shellfish can be collected for commercial harvest

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Labelling self assessment checklist

Assessment for manufacturers of applicable labelling provisions

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Licence application form LIC001

Application to produce, process or store milk or dairy products

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Licence application form LIC002

To process or store plant products

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Licence application form LIC003

Application to process or store meat, game or animal food

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Licence application form LIC004

Application to produce, process, grade or store eggs and product

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Licence application form LIC005

Application for food preparation and service to vulnerable persons

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Licence application form LIC006

Application to distribute, handle, process, pack or store seafood (not shellfish)

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Licence application form LIC007

Application to transport dairy-, meat (incl game, animal food)-, plant product-, seafood-, eggs- and r...

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Licence application form LIC008

Application to cultivate, harvest, collect or depurate shellfish

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Licence application form LIC009

Application to produce (farm) poultry (>100 birds)

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Licence application form LIC010

Application to harvest and hold shellfish under 'harvest and hold' scheme

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Listeria Management Program

Guidelines on monitoring, testing for and controlling Listeria in meat & poultry product Doc reference...

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Manufacturer/Wholesaler Food Inspection Program

Monitoring food businesses not covered by licensing or local government inspections

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Marine biotoxin management plan

Management plan for marine biotoxins

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Microbiological quality of filled savoury pastries, 2009

Survey results of safety of ready-to-eat filled savoury pastries sold in NSW

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Microbiological quality of fresh cut vegetables, 2009

Survey results of fresh cut leafy salad vegetables sold in NSW

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Microbiological quality of High Risk Bakery Products

Survey of microbiological quality of bakery products sold in NSW

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Microbiological quality of sushi - 2009

Snapshot survey on microbiological quality of sushi

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Microbiological quality quide for ready-to-eat foods

Guide to interpreting microbiological results in Food Authority survey reports

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National Surveillance Program for Genetically Modified Foods

Survey of compliance with GM labelling provisions

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Non-reticulated water in food businesses

Includes legal requirements, hazards and management of supply

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NSW DPI letter to knackery operators, 3 July 2012

Reporting slaughtered stock to NLIS database

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NSW Food Safety Schemes Manual

Laboratory testing requirements for businesses licensed under NSW Food Safety Schemes

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NSW retail meat food safety program & retail diary

NSW retail meat food safety program & retail diary

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NSW Shellfish industry manual

Requirements for shellfish businesses to comply with the Seafood Safety Scheme

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NSW Shellfish Program Harvest and Hold Scheme

Outline fo the scheme for shellfish farmers

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Pest control in food businesses

Common pests carry bacteria and viruses.

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Pine nuts & pine mouth, 2012

Emerging issues paper: symptoms, reports, research, action to date

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Pipi testing program

What are the testing requirements for the pipi industry?

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Potentially hazardous foods

Foods that require temperature control for safety

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Potentially hazardous foods (PHF)

Technical definitions, how to indentify, common issues. 2008

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Powers of authorised officers

Explains powers the officers have

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Preparation of texture modified food

Good hygienic practice is essential during the preparation of texture modified and pureed foods

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Preservative use in processed meats

Guide to preservatives permitted in meat products

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Priority Classification System

Classification of food businesses. Version 4: 27 April 2010

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Product recall & withdrawal process flowchart

Step-by-step guide to the food recall process

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Protecting food from contamination

Avoid contamination when receiving, storing, processing and displaying food

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Publication criteria for Penalty Notices

Protocol for whether to publish PN details on the website register

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Raw egg products (video, 2:29)

Eggs handled or prepared incorrectly can be a food poisoning risk.

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Relay and translocation of shellfish

Requirements for transferring shellfish between commercial harvest areas

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Report on prevalence of Salmonella and E. coli in RTE nuts & nut pro...

Survey results, conducted under Coordinated Food Survey Plan

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Requirements for egg graders

Introduction to requirements in Food Standards Code and Food Regulation 2010

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Requirements for egg processors

Introduction to requirements of the Food Standards Code and Food Regulation 2010

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Requirements for egg storage facilities

Egg storage facilities need to meet requirements of the Regulation

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Requirements for meat vans

Practices for transport of meat products

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Requirements for small egg farms

Factsheet: for small egg farms producing no more than 20 doz eggs per week

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Requirements for transporters of live poultry

Businesses that transport live poultry from a farm to a processing facility need to notify the NSW Foo...

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Retail Meat Food Safety Program & retail Diary Inspection Program

Outcomes from the Retail Meat Food Safety Program & Retail Diary inspection project

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Safe handling of raffled meat trays

Raffled meat trays must be properly stored and handled

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Shelf stable, acid-preserved foods

Factors affecting shelf stability of acid foods, condiments, sauces & salad dressings, 2008

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Standard 1.5.2: Food Produced Using Gene Technology

Guide to assist businesses comply with Standard 1.5.2: Food Produced Using Gene Technology

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Stock Movement Diary

NSW Shellfish Program

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Sulphur dioxide in meat

Factsheet - overview of restrictions on SO2 use

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The correct use of cutting and serving boards

Correct use of cutting boards is key to preventing cross-contamination

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VP Food Safety Scheme - ph II evaluation

Phase II evaluation: microbiological quality of food served by VP businesses

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Vulnerable Persons Food Safety Scheme - evaluation: onsite practices

Phase II evaluation onsite study of practices observed at first audit

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Water reuse guideline

For food businesses in NSW considering reusing water

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Wet storage of shellfish

Limits on when and where shellfish can be collected for commercial harvest

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Ciguatera Poisoning

Factsheet on Ciguatera Poisoning

09 June 2017

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Cooling potentially hazardous food

Factsheet on cooling PHF in accordance with Food Standards Code

09 June 2017

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Pest control in food businesses

Common pests carry bacteria and viruses.

14 March 2017

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Guide on temperature control for food businesses

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Allergy info for retail businesses (video, 1:46)

Courtesy Ch9 News video 5 Nov 2011 on Be prepared, be allergy aware booklet.

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Application for change to offences (Name & Shame) registers

Apply to add or remove information in PN or Prosecutions registers

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Be prepared, be allergy aware

Know the risk food allergies pose for your business

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Better Regulation Statement (nutrition information in standard food ...

Assessment of 3 options to regulate nutritional information at point of sale

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Charity fish auctions

What are they; legal requirements; handling and how to ensure the fish is safe

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Children's Services: voluntary Food Safety Template

Food safety program starting template for businesses wanting to voluntarily enact a program

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Ciguatera Poisoning

Factsheet on Ciguatera Poisoning

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Cleaning & sanitising in food businesses

Brief guide to requirements and methods

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Compliance and Enforcement Policy

Policy for compliance and enforcement activities

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Controlling histamine fish poisoning

Guideline, causes, symptoms and ways to minimise histamine in fish

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Cook food thoroughly

Children's services busiensses - cooking foods thoroughly helps destroy bacteria

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Cooling potentially hazardous food

Factsheet on cooling PHF in accordance with Food Standards Code

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Country of origin labelling for fruit and vegetable retailers

Country of origin labelling describes the country or countries where the food was grown, manufactured ...

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Cut Melon Survey Project Outcomes

Outcomes from the Cut Melon survey project

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Declaring allergens

Responsibility for declaring allergens for manufacturers, retailers & importers

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Donating food

Donating food to charities and not-for profit organisations

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Doner kebabs

How to make and cook doner kebabs and similar products safely

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Egg stamping for butchers & grocers that sell eggs

Butchers and delis need to ensure they are not selling unstamped eggs

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Egg stamping for cafes, restaurants & takeaways

Retail food businessesshould no longer be using unstamped eggs

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Environmental sampling for Listeria management

How to identify and control Listeria in food business

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Escolar and Oilfish

Be aware when purchasing or selling Escolar and Oilfish

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Fast Choices user guide

Nutrition labelling for 'standard food outlets' (fast food outlets)

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Food brought from home

Make sure food is safe when brought from home to children's services businesses

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Food grade packaging

Requirements for surfaces in contact with foods, including containers & and packaging in which food is...

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Food labelling for food importers

Food may not be safe to eat if it is not labelled in the correct way, or has ingredients not allowed i...

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Food Premises Assessment Report, version 4

Standard checklist for retail businesses and council inspection officers

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Food recalls and withdrawals

Manufacturers & importers must have procedures in place for recalls & withdrawals

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Food safety for caterers

Tips including storage and transport of food

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Food safety for retail businesses (video, 1:44)

Quick overview of the food safety standards & requirements for retail food businesses in NSW.

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Food safety guidelines for the preparation of raw egg products

Guidelines for safe preparation of raw egg products in retail food service

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Food safety requirements for charitable and not-for-profit organisat...

For charities, community groups and volunteers who prepare or sell food

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Food safety tips for childcare centres

Take extra care when preparing and cooking certain foods for young children

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Formulated Supplementary Sports Foods

Composition and labelling of sports supplements

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Fresh cut fruit and vegetables

How to keep fresh cut fruit and vegetable free from harmful bacteria

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FSS certificate request form

Form FSS003. Use to request a new / replacement FSS certificate

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GM compliance monitoring strategy

National strategy for genetically modified foods

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Guide dogs and retail food businesses

Working guide dogs are assistance animals and, by law, are allowed access to any public dining area in...

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Guideline for seafood retailers

Labelling & food safety compliance with the Food Standards Code

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Guideline to Food Safety Supervisor Requirements

Simple ‘how to’ guide on complying with FSS legislation

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Guidelines for food businesses at temporary events

Requirements of the food safety standards as they apply to mobile food vending businesses

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Guidelines for mobile food vending vehicles

Requirements of the food safety standards

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Hamburger food safety

Food safety tips for safe preparation of hamburgers

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Hand washing in food businesses

For food handlers and their employers

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Health & hygiene requirements of food handlers

Food handlers have specific responsibilities

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Home-based food businesses

Guide for food businesses operating from a home or a residential premises.

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How to apply to change a register

Guide for Register of offences & Register of penalty notices

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How to get a higher rating

Scores on Doors certificates - every business can get the top score

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Hygiene failures in food service, 2012

Common causes of foodborne illness, based on analyses of outbreaks and observations

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Inspection failure action required

Learn what actions are required for failed inspections

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Keep foods separate

Children's services: separate preparation areas of raw foods from cooked or ready-to-eat foods

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Keeping fresh, Asian-style noodles safe to eat

Retailers need to refrigerate fresh, Asian-style noodles

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Labelling - Date marking, storage conditions and directions for use

The Code prescribes a date marking system for packaged foods

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Labelling - General requirements

General requirements for food labels

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Labelling of frozen and thawed seafood

When receiving frozen seafood products there are factors that must be considered if you intend to thaw...

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Labelling requirements for unpackaged seafood

Under the Food Standards Code any packaged or unpackaged seafood displayed for retail sale must includ...

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Labelling self assessment checklist

Assessment for manufacturers of applicable labelling provisions

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Manufacturer/Wholesaler Food Inspection Program

Monitoring food businesses not covered by licensing or local government inspections

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Microbiological quality of filled savoury pastries, 2009

Survey results of safety of ready-to-eat filled savoury pastries sold in NSW

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Microbiological quality of fresh cut vegetables, 2009

Survey results of fresh cut leafy salad vegetables sold in NSW

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Microbiological quality of High Risk Bakery Products

Survey of microbiological quality of bakery products sold in NSW

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Microbiological quality of sushi - 2009

Snapshot survey on microbiological quality of sushi

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National Surveillance Program for Genetically Modified Foods

Survey of compliance with GM labelling provisions

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Non-reticulated water in food businesses

Includes legal requirements, hazards and management of supply

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Nutrition information requirements

Larger fast food and snack food chains: nutrition information at point of sale.

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Personal hygiene checklist

Personal health and hygiene for children's services staff.

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Pest control in food businesses

Common pests carry bacteria and viruses.

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Potentially hazardous foods

Foods that require temperature control for safety

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Potentially hazardous foods (PHF)

Technical definitions, how to indentify, common issues. 2008

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Powers of authorised officers

Explains powers the officers have

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Priority Classification System

Classification of food businesses. Version 4: 27 April 2010

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Product recall & withdrawal process flowchart

Step-by-step guide to the food recall process

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Protecting food from contamination

Avoid contamination when receiving, storing, processing and displaying food

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Publication criteria for Penalty Notices

Protocol for whether to publish PN details on the website register

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Raw egg products (video, 2:29)

Eggs handled or prepared incorrectly can be a food poisoning risk.

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Report on practices and microbiological quality of sushi, 2008

Survey conducted under Coordinated Food Survey Plan

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Report on prevalence of Salmonella and E. coli in RTE nuts & nut pro...

Survey results, conducted under Coordinated Food Survey Plan

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Safe handling of raffled meat trays

Raffled meat trays must be properly stored and handled

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Safe preparation of raw egg products

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Scores on Doors business brochure

Get on board with Scores on Doors

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Scores on Doors: for businesses (video, 1:49)

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Scores on Doors: for consumers (video, 1:11)

Explains the Scores on Doors food safety and hygiene rating program.

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Seafood substitution in restaurants & takeaways

Describing food incorrectly is an offence

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Shelf stable, acid-preserved foods

Factors affecting shelf stability of acid foods, condiments, sauces & salad dressings, 2008

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Taking food on excursions

Transport food for children to eat on an excursion correctly so that it remains safe (children's servi...

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Temperature danger zone

Between 5°C and 60°C, it is easiest for harmful bacteria to grow in food

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The correct use of cutting and serving boards

Correct use of cutting boards is key to preventing cross-contamination

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Water reuse guideline

For food businesses in NSW considering reusing water

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Raw milk - advice to consumers

Risks of raw milk and consuming cosmetic products

30 March 2017

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Penalty notices (on-the-spot fines)

List of on-the-spot fines currently on the Register of Penalty Notices

15 August 2016

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Truth about food poisoning (video, 1:42)

Learn more about the causes of food poisoning symptoms and how to avoid it.

30 September 2015

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Smarter shopping, safer food (video, 1:17)

Safe shopping is an easy way to protect you and your family from food poisoning nasties.

30 September 2015

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100 years of food safety (video, 2:09)

The history, people and achievements over 100 years of food safety in New South Wales.

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Cooking with kids

Steps to ensure cooking with kids is safe

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Donating food

Donating food to charities and not-for profit organisations

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Eating out? Look for Scores on Doors

Information about the program, for consumers

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Escolar and Oilfish

Be aware when purchasing or selling Escolar and Oilfish

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Food brought from home

Make sure food is safe when brought from home to children's services businesses

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Food labels

Consumer brochure

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Food safety during pregnancy

Food safety during pregnancy brochure

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Food safety in emergencies

Floods, fires, power cuts - make the right decisions

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Front of Pack Labelling - Health Star Rating System

The Health Star Rating (HSR) System is a labelling system which provides clear nutrition information o...

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Hand Washing

How to wash hands correctly

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Listeria and pregnancy

Foods to avoid and why: detailed guide

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Nutrition labelling: wallet card

Simple guide to using nutrition information panel on labels

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Penalty notices (on-the-spot fines)

List of on-the-spot fines currently on the Register of Penalty Notices

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Picnics & BBQs tips

Heading to a picnic or BBQ? Remember food safety

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Pine nuts & pine mouth, 2012

Emerging issues paper: symptoms, reports, research, action to date

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Raw egg products (video, 2:29)

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Raw milk - advice to consumers

Risks of raw milk and consuming cosmetic products

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Safe handling of raffled meat trays

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Explains the Scores on Doors food safety and hygiene rating program.

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Safe shopping is an easy way to protect you and your family from food poisoning nasties.

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Truth about food poisoning (video, 1:42)

Learn more about the causes of food poisoning symptoms and how to avoid it.

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Guide on temperature control for food businesses

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Application for approval as a Registered Training Organisation

Form FSS002. Approval under Section 106H of Food Act 2003

06 February 2017

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RTO change of details form

Form FSS005. RTOs already approved can change details and add new trainers

06 February 2017

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100 years of food safety (video, 2:09)

The history, people and achievements over 100 years of food safety in New South Wales.

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Annual food testing report 2014-2015

Report outlining testing conducted by the Food Authority's primary provider

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Application (facilities) to implement a regulatory food safety audit...

3rd party auditor system (facility's application) Document reference: February 2016

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Application for approval as a Registered Training Organisation

Form FSS002. Approval under Section 106H of Food Act 2003

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Approved auditors: list

List of currently approved 3rd party auditors

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Artificial colours in local and imported food products- survey

Confectionery (imported only) & sauces and pastes

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Better Regulation Statement (nutrition information in standard food ...

Assessment of 3 options to regulate nutritional information at point of sale

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Compliance and Enforcement Policy

Policy for compliance and enforcement activities

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Dairy Food Safety Scheme risk assessment 2014

Periodic review of the risk assessment, 2014

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Eating out? Look for Scores on Doors

Information about the program, for consumers

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Food Premises Assessment Report, version 4

Standard checklist for retail businesses and council inspection officers

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Food safety Paddock to Plate

Summary of the Food Safety Strategy, Feb 2015

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FSS certificate request form

Form FSS003. Use to request a new / replacement FSS certificate

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FSS Refresher Guidelines for RTOs

RTOs guide for implementing FSS refresher courses

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Guideline for seafood retailers

Labelling & food safety compliance with the Food Standards Code

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Guidelines for food businesses at temporary events

Requirements of the food safety standards as they apply to mobile food vending businesses

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Guidelines for mobile food vending vehicles

Requirements of the food safety standards

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How to get a higher rating

Scores on Doors certificates - every business can get the top score

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Microbiological quality of High Risk Bakery Products

Survey of microbiological quality of bakery products sold in NSW

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Microbiological quality quide for ready-to-eat foods

Guide to interpreting microbiological results in Food Authority survey reports

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New Food Safety Scheme model

Approach to new Food Safety Schemes, policy and implementation

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Pathway to partnership: a guide to food regulation in NSW

Food Regulation Partnership introductory document, 2008

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Penalty notices (on-the-spot fines)

List of on-the-spot fines currently on the Register of Penalty Notices

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Regulatory Food Safety Auditor Manual

Requirements and process for Food Authority appointment of third party auditors, auditing and verifica...

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Risk assessment policy

Policy for development & utilisation of risk assessment by the Food Authority

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RTO approval criteria

Criteria to become approved as an RTO for FSS program

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RTO change of details form

Form FSS005. RTOs already approved can change details and add new trainers

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RTO conditions of approval

Outline of conditions of approval under FSS program for RTOs

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RTO management system

RTO management system for FSS program

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Scores on Doors business brochure

Get on board with Scores on Doors

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Scores on Doors: Bega Valley Shire council case study

Implementing Scores on Doors for Bega Shire

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Scores on Doors: certificates overprinting template

Use if preferring to overprint certificates with inspection details and dispatch after inspections

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Scores on Doors: Challenges for councils

Possible council concerns when joining the program

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Scores on Doors: City of Sydney case study

Implementation of Scores on Doors program in CoS

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Scores on Doors: Enhancements to the program

Improvements to the program from 2013

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Scores on Doors: How Scores on Doors can benefit your council

Factsheet for councils considering participation

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Scores on Doors: Pro forma council report & resolution

For councils wanting to put a motion to participate to council

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Scores on Doors: Promotion guide

Get the most out of Scores on Doors in your council area

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Scores on Doors: What is it?

Scores on Doors is the NSW food hygiene inspections scoring program

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Summary of RTO compliance report

Findings from first round of compliance checks for RTOs (Oct '12-Mar '13)

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Survey program overview

How the program is constructed and run; interpreting results

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The NSW Food Authority - an overview

Corporate overview - role and function of the Food Authority (2pp)

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Towards a strong food regulation partnership

Directions paper for state and local government, November 2003

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Verification of training materials

Guide for RTOs approved to train FSS

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Water reuse guideline

For food businesses in NSW considering reusing water

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