Frequently Asked Questions

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

Who is responsible for food safety in my business?

Food Safety is everyone’s responsibility. The business owner, the Food Safety Supervisor and all the Food Handlers in an organisation play a part. Each has their own roles and responsibilities with regards to food safety.

Food Safety is monitored by all three levels of government. Legislation and regulations exist at a federal, state and local council level. If you have an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) visit your business, even though they probably work for your local council, they need to enforce legislation from all levels of government.

To learn more about the specific food safety roles and responsibilities for workers within your food business, you can check out this article.