Unit of Competency: SIRRFSA001 – Handle food safely in a retail environment

SIRRFSA001 takes an in-depth look at what is required to implement safe food handling and storage practices and a food safety program in a retail environment.
June 29, 2016
By Sally Santacruz

Food Safety Supervisor training is industry specific. When you complete your training you will be awarded a Statement of Attainment containing units of competency relevant to your industry. This series of Unit of Competency guides is designed to tell you more about the units of competency that you will be awarded.

For a full list of industries and their associated units of competency please see our Food Safety Supervisor Industry Overview.

About SIRRFSA001

This unit covers the full requirements to be a Food Safety Supervisor in the Retail sector. SIRRFSA001 takes an in-depth look at what is required to implement safe food handling and storage practices and a food safety program within a retail food environment.

Having completed this unit of competency, the trainee is expected to be able to locate and understand the food safety program, know how to test for and correct any breaches, understand how to dispose of waste and contaminated goods safely, and maintain personal hygiene in a manner appropriate to the workplace. This includes knowing what to do, and what not to do, in the case of illness.

Unit Descriptor

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to handle food safely in the retail environment following organisational food safety procedures and relevant legislation and standard procedures.

Application of the Unit

This unit applies to frontline service personnel involved in preparing, displaying and selling retail food. It requires the frontline service personnel to have knowledge and application of a store food safety program that complies with food safety regulations.

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Other Unit of Competency Guides

For your convenience, the complete list of current Unit of Competency guides is provided below: