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It’s important food handlers and their supervisors have the skills and knowledge to handle food properly so it is safe to eat.

All employees should be trained in food safety and hygiene or have appropriate skills and knowledge before they start handling food.

Some food businesses have specific training requirements depending on their activities.

Food Authority licensed businesses

If you have a Food Authority Licence, any training requirements are outlined in your Food Safety Program. For more information, visit the page relevant to your industry:

Food Safety Supervisor training

See Food Safety Supervisors for more information about the FSS program.

Standard 3.2.2A requirements

Food service, caterer and related retail businesses in Australia need to meet new food safety requirements from Friday 8 December 2023 – including new training requirements.

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