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Standard 3.2.2A Food Safety Tools quiz

Find out which Food Safety Management Tools apply to your business

Take our short quiz to find out which Food Safety Management Tools apply to your business, under the new Standard 3.2.2A in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

The new requirements apply from 8 December 2023 for most businesses.

The following have until 8 December 2024 to comply: school canteens, children’s services, supermarkets, delicatessens, greengrocers, boarding schools, correctional centres and coffee vendors that serve food.

Are you a:
Do you handle unpackaged, ready to eat food that is potentially hazardous? (Potentially hazardous food is food that needs temperature control.)
Is it a service where parents or carers provide ready to eat food? Eg. A lunchbox or a meal to reheat. (The service does not provide food.)
Are you handling food for the purposes of raising funds solely for a community or charitable cause OR providing food free to the community? (You might receive a voluntary donation, however the food is provided whether or not a donation is received.)
Do you only slice, weigh, repack, reheat and/or hot hold the food, and do not process it in any other way?
Do you handle unpackaged, ready to eat food that is potentially hazardous? (Potentially hazardous food is food that needs temperature control.)
Do you handle unpackaged, ready to eat food that is potentially hazardous? (Potentially hazardous food is food that needs temperature control.)
Do you only slice, weigh, repack, reheat and/or hot hold the food, and do not process it in any other way? (Does not include reheating food supplied by the parent or carer.)
Do you only slice, weigh, repack, reheat and/or hot hold the food, and do not process it in any other way?

Standard 3.2.2A Food Safety Management Tools does not apply to businesses that have a NSW Food Authority licence.

This is because licensed businesses must meet the requirements of Standard 3.2.1 Food Safety Programs, which match or exceed those in Standard 3.2.2A.

The existing food safety management program, which is a requirement of the licence, should outline effective controls for food safety hazards for the business.

For more about licensing see: Applying for a food licence

Standard 3.2.2A Food Safety Management Tools does not apply to your business.

However, there may be other food safety requirements for your business and your staff must know how to handle food safely.

See Starting a food business

Children's services that don't provide food as part of their service are exempt from the new requirements.

However, you still need to prepare and provide safe food. You and your staff may like to complete our free Food Handler Basics online training – there’s a downloadable certificate at the end.

See Children's services

Standard 3.2.2A Food Safety Management Tools does not apply to your service.

However, there may be other food safety requirements for your service and your staff must know how to handle food safely.

See Children's services

This is a category two business. There are 2 food safety management tools to implement:

  1. Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) – one staff member at each premises needs Food Safety Supervisor certification, and
  2. Food handler training – for all other staff who handle food. It’s important that staff can demonstrate safe food handling practices. Evidence of training, such as a certificate, is not enough.

The new requirements must be implemented by 8 December 2023 for most businesses.

The following businesses have until 8 December 2024: school canteens, boarding schools, OOSH, correctional centres, supermarkets, delicatessens, greengrocers, coffee vendors.

For more see:

This is a category one business. There are 3 food safety management tools to implement:

  1. Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) – one staff member at each premises needs Food Safety Supervisor certification, and
  2. Food handler training – for all other staff who handle food (it’s important that staff can demonstrate safe food handling practices. Evidence of training, such as a certificate, is not enough), and
  3. Showing food is safe - maintaining records or demonstrating that food safety risks are adequately managed.

The new requirements must be implemented by 8 December 2023 for most businesses.

The following businesses have until 8 December 2024: school canteens, boarding schools, OOSH, correctional centres, supermarkets, delicatessens, greengrocers, coffee vendors.

For more see:

This is a category one business. There are 3 food safety management tools to implement from 8 December 2024:

  1. Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) – one staff member at each premises needs Food Safety Supervisor certification, and
  2. Food handler training – for all other staff who handle food (it’s important that staff can demonstrate safe food handling practices. Evidence of training, such as a certificate, is not enough), and
  3. Showing food is safe - maintaining records or demonstrating that food safety risks are adequately managed.

For more see:

The handling or sale of food for the purposes of raising funds solely for community or charitable causes are exempt from the new requirements.

Providing food free to the community is also exempt. A voluntary donation may be involved, but the food must be provided whether or not a donation is received.

However, you still need to prepare and provide safe food. You and your volunteers may like to complete our free Food Handler Basics online training – there’s a downloadable certificate at the end.

See Charities

Standard 3.2.2A Food Safety Management Tools does not apply to your community or charitable cause.

However, there may be other food safety requirements for your charity or community cause and your staff and volunteers must know how to handle food safely.

See Charities

This is a category two business. There are 2 food safety management tools to implement from 8 December 2024:

  1. Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) – one staff member at each premises needs Food Safety Supervisor certification, and
  2. Food handler training – for all other staff who handle food. It’s important that staff can demonstrate safe food handling practices. Evidence of training, such as a certificate, is not enough.

See Charities

This is a category one business. There are 3 food safety management tools to implement from 8 December 2024:

  1.  Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) – one staff member at each premises needs Food Safety Supervisor certification, and
  2. Food handler training – for all other staff who handle food (it’s important that staff can demonstrate safe food handling practices. Evidence of training, such as a certificate, is not enough), and
  3. Showing food is safe - maintaining records or demonstrating that food safety risks are adequately managed.

See Charities

This is a category two business. There are 2 food safety management tools to implement from 8 December 2024:

  1. Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) – one staff member at each premises needs Food Safety Supervisor certification, and
  2. Food handler training – for all other staff who handle food. It’s important that staff can demonstrate safe food handling practices. Evidence of training, such as a certificate, is not enough.

For more see:

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