Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions with the Australian Institute of Food Safety's Frequently Asked Questions section.

Can AIFS help me build my food safety program?

Unfortunately, the Australian Institute of Food Safety doesn’t currently offer any services to help businesses build their food safety program. But we do offer our students a free template to help get them started.

When building your food safety program, you need to learn about and understand the 7 principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). There are a number of ways you can do this. One is to take a HACCP specific course such as the one offered by HACCPSAFE. Another option is to complete our Food Safety Supervisor course, which covers the HACCP system in detail.

Once you have the knowledge, you’ll be able to start building your food safety program. To give you some idea about how to do this and to explain what the environmental health officers will be looking for when they review your plan, we’ve put together a Food Safety Supervisor Guide to Building a Food Safety Program

If you’re after more information on how to build a food safety program for your business, then it’s a good idea to check out your local food authority’s website. Many of these websites have sample food safety programs and templates for businesses to download. And because they’re involved in regulating food safety in your business, they’re often the best people to talk to!