You can't afford to risk food safety
A food safety incident can have a crippling impact on a business. Just one employee not washing their hands properly can poison thousands of customers.
With an expert team of food safety professionals, the Australian Institute of Food Safety can deliver:
- guaranteed compliance with all food safety training laws
- exceptional staff training
- ongoing support and development
Trusted and recommended throughout Australia
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Food safety laws and requirements you need to know
Food Safety is governed by two sets of legislation enforced at a local council level by Health Inspectors.
Federal laws and requirements
Governed by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).
Federal law states that anyone who works with food must be trained in certain aspects of food safety at a level appropriate to their role.
The official AIFS Food Handler Course meets these requirements.
State legislation and requirements
Each state has it's own Food Safety Act that you need to adhere to.
Legislation is strictest in NSW, QLD, VIC and ACT where it's mandatory to have a fully trained Food Safety Supervisor at every business location.
The official AIFS Food Safety Supervisor Course meets these requirements.
What can happen if we don't comply with food safety laws?
Suspended or cancelled licence
For serious offences, your food business licence may be suspended or cancelled, effectively closing your business.
Fines (penalty notices) may be issued for each offence committed. These can run into tens of thousands of dollars.
For serious breaches, your employees, proprietors, managers and company directors could be charged, even jailed.
Added to a Name & Shame list
In some states, your business name will be included on a food safety 'Name & Shame' list available to the public.
Prohibition or seizure orders
When public health is at risk, your business may be forbidden to handle food and you may have food seized from your premises and destroyed.
Brand & reputation damage
If a serious food safety incident occurs and is widely reported in the media, your business could struggle to recover its reputation.
How AIFS helps you manage food safety risks
Our nationally recognised food safety training is approved to meet all federal, state and local government legislation.
Industry relevant courses
Tailored to specific food sectors - Hospitality, Retail, Food Processing, Health & Community, and Transport & Distribution.
Flexible delivery options
Your food safety training is available all over Australia. Online, classroom and in-house options are all available.
Health Inspector ready credentials
All employees who complete our training receive a Food Safety Card containing all proof of training details needed during a food audit.
Ongoing learning as AIFS members
Two-year membership for all graduates with free access to food safety checklists, posters, webinars, alerts and more.
Easy student management access
Through our online corporate portal you can bulk enrol employees, check on their progress, review invoices and more.