Food Safety and Training

Food business must ensure their food handling staff have the adequate skills and knowledge to undertake work in a safe environment to prevent food poisoning outbreaks. This is a requirement under the Food Safety Standards. This includes knowledge on: 

  • Correct hand washing and drying practices. 
  • Cross-contamination of raw and cooked or ready-to-eat foods. 
  • Temperature control and correct use of probe thermometers. 
  • Correct storage of all food products including potentially hazardous foods. 
  • The difference between cleaning and sanitising food contact surfaces. 
  • The importance of regular and thorough cleaning of the premises including pest-control. 

Please find some brochures below on the above information and you can also refer to several Food Safety Standards Resources published by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).  

Free Online Food Safety Training

All food handlers are required to have demonstrated food safety skills and knowledge under the Food Act 2008. If food handling staff have not completed any food safety training, the Town offers free online food safety training called FoodSafe (this has replaced I'm Alert). Users who complete the course will be able to download a certificate of completion for their records. 

To access this please visit the FoodSafe website. Add the product to the cart and enter "FSVICTO351" to apply the free code (normally $35). 

You can preview the course with the video below. 

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