Frequently Asked Questions

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

Does a Food Safety Supervisor have to be on the premises at all times?

No, not necessarily – however, they must be able to be contacted at all times, by both the food handlers in the business and also the authority responsible for regulating the business in food safety.

Because food businesses can be open long hours and your Food Safety Supervisor might be sick or away on holidays, to help make sure that your business is better covered, it’s a good idea to have more than one Food Safety Supervisor.

It’s also important to note that a Food Safety Supervisor can generally only work for one business, in one location, at any time. So, if you own a franchise store or something similar, you will still have to nominate your own Food Safety Supervisor.