Frequently Asked Questions

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

Does my observer need to have a Food Safety Supervisor certificate?

The person that acts as your nominated observer does not need to be a Food Safety Supervisor. They need to be employed either on a full time, part time or volunteer basis in a position where they handle food. They must also have current knowledge and skills in food safety.

Your observer should work in the same industry as you, preferably as a supervisor or team leader, and has to have observed you complete the tasks listed in the Observer Report over a period of time.