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Standard 3.2.2A - Food Safety Compliance by December 2023

Updated: Apr 24, 2023


Food Safety Standard 3.2.2A


Businesses have less than 8 months to implement changes required by the standard.

The new food safety standards outlined in the Food Safety Standard 3.2.2A will come into effect on December 8, 2023. Businesses that serve unpackaged potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food, such as restaurants, bakeries, fast food outlets, caterers, delis, service stations, supermarkets, seafood and meat retailers, hospitals, aged care facilities, and childcare centres, will be required to comply with these new requirements.


To meet the standards, businesses must have a certified Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) available to advise and supervise food handling activities, provide training for food handlers, and maintain records demonstrating the maintenance of safe food practices.


Please note these new requirements are in addition to the existing 'Chapter 3' Food Safety Standard obligations that businesses are already required to meet.


With less than eight months remaining until the new requirements come into effect, it is important for businesses to start taking action to ensure compliance with the Food Safety Standard 3.2.2A.


Substantiation of key food safety controls

EQAS Business Development can provide guidance and support in this process.


We help food businesses demonstrate their compliance with the new food safety standards by providing documented food safety systems, procedures, instructions, and templates for keeping records. Additionally, we offer a simple digital recording system that can be used on smartphones or tablets, which businesses can use to keep track of their food safety practices. This system is designed to be easy to use and can help businesses prepare for government food safety inspections.


To learn more about how EQAS Business Development help your businesses meet the new food safety standards and demonstrate compliance, give us a call at +61 8 8331 1422 or enquire online: https://www.eqas.com.au/contact



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