Department of Health

Food safety training, skills and knowledge

Everyone who works in a food business is responsible for ensuring that the food they sell or prepare for sale is safe for people to eat.

Business proprietors of a food premises must ensure that food safety processes are put in place and that they work. The business owner may nominate a food safety supervisor to work under the owner’s direction. The food safety supervisor’s role is to supervise food handing in the business and to make sure it’s done safely.

All staff handling food need to have the skills and knowledge relevant to their tasks. The means that different people in the business will need to know different things. For example, the cook will need different skills and knowledge than those required by a dishwasher or front-of-house staff.

Reviewed 18 November 2021


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Food Safety Unit

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