Frequently Asked Questions

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

Do I need more than one Food Safety Supervisor?

Not necessarily. If you’re required by law to have a Food Safety Supervisor on staff, it usually only means one per premises.

But, because you still need to make sure your business is covered and has a qualified Food Safety Supervisor who is reasonably available, an ideal option would be to hire more than one.

The ‘reasonably available’ requirement says that while the Food Safety Supervisor doesn’t have to be on the premises for every hour that the business if open, they must be available to be contacted by both the business's employees and local health authorities. 

So, if your business has long operating hours or your Food Safety Supervisor is sick or goes on holidays, having another staff member who is also qualified can help meet this requirement.