Food Safety Supervisor

A food safety supervisor is someone who:

  • knows how to recognise, prevent and alleviate food handling hazards at your premises
  • has a Statement of Attainment that shows the required food safety competencies(PDF, 181KB)  from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • has the ability and authority to supervise other people handling food at the premises and ensure that food handling is done safely

Class 1 & 2 food businesses must nominate a food safety supervisor for their food business. This person must have the appropriate qualifications to be nominated and are responsible for ensuring that all staff are aware of food safety risks.

Class 3 food premises are not required to have a Food Safety Supervisor as are Class 3 community groups.

Class 2 community groups are not required to have a food safety supervisor if the event runs for less than 2 consecutive days. If the event runs longer, a Food Safety Supervisor will need to be nominated.

All food business owners in Victoria must ensure their staff have adequate skills and knowledge to safely handle food. 

The Department of Health offer a free online food handlers training program so that staff can gain the level of knowledge expected of a food handler.

Local providers of Food Safety Supervisor training in our municipality: