All food businesses, including school canteens must follow the Food Act 2008 and the Food Regulations 2009. It is a requirement of compliance with the Healthy Food and Drink in Public Schools policy that all paid and volunteer staff complete FoodSafe® Food Handler Training, or its equivalent and All about Allergens training.

By implementing Foodsafe®, a business can:

  • introduce basic staff training in food safety practices that comply with Food Safety Standards
  • ensure their staff are allergen aware and receive recognition from Environmental Health Australia (EHA) so that customers can see that safe food handling procedures are implemented and staff are trained.

If you need help, you can get guidance and support from your Local Government Environmental Health Officer.

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