Food Safety

Food Safety Advice

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Important Information for Food Businesses


“FREE Online Safety Training”

    Central Highlands Council offers free online food safety training.This training helps to teach you what you need to do to keep food safe.

  • It’s free.
  • It’s easy to do.
  • It takes about two hours to complete the whole course.
  • You can do it in stages, but make sure you print off the results of each stage you do.
  • It’s available in different languages.
  • You get a certificate to show you’ve completed the course.This training is highly recommended for anyone working in a food business and can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

    New Food Safety Standards

    A new food safety standard – 3.2.2A Food Safety Management Tools – was gazetted on 8 December 2022 with a 12-month transition period for businesses to comply. To view a copy of the new standard please click on the link below:

    Standard 3.2.2A introduces requirements for food service, catering and retail businesses that handle unpackaged, ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous foods, which is sold direct to the consumer. The new Standard aims to strengthen food safety in these businesses via three new ‘Tools’, namely –
    • food handler training,
    • food safety supervisor, and
    • substantiation of key food handling practices.

    Some other jurisdictions have had these requirements in place for several years, and the changes will bring Tasmania in line with the rest of Australia.

    This Standard does not apply to the handling of food for or at a *fund raising event.

    PDF’s for Download

    “It is a legal requirement for all businesses selling food to notify the Council, even if they are selling only low risk or packaged food. There is no fee associated with this notification. Council will contact you to arrange registration should this be required for the type of food you are selling.”

    For detailed information on food handling and safety and the compliant conduct of food businesses, contact Central Highlands Council Environmental Health Officer Beverley Armstrong on 6259 5503.