Upcoming food safety changes for food handlers

Posted on November 2, 2023

Upcoming food safety changes for food handlers

Are you prepared for the imminent changes in food safety requirements for Food Handlers? The clock is ticking!

In compliance with the latest updates to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, all new food safety regulations must be implemented by December 8, 2023.

These pivotal changes directly impact Food Handlers in establishments such as restaurants, caf├ęs, pubs, and hotels. As of Friday, December 8, 2023, it becomes the responsibility of your business to ensure that all Food Handlers are not only trained but possess the essential skills and knowledge in food safety and hygiene.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Food Handler training is not the same as Food Safety Supervisor training.

Mark your calendars because these new requirements come into immediate effect starting on December 8, 2023.

Who exactly is a Food Handler? 

In simple terms, it's anyone in your food business who handles food or surfaces likely to come into contact with food, including cutlery and plates. Food Handlers may engage in food preparation, production, cooking, display, packing, storage, or service.

To fulfil your obligations, businesses must ensure their Food Handlers receive training covering these vital areas:

  • Safe handling of food
  • Understanding of food contamination
  • Cleaning and sanitising of food premises and equipment
  • Personal hygiene

What's the Next Step?

Our sister company, Allara Global, is here to assist you in preparing your team to tackle these requirements effectively.

Allara Global's newly launched "Basic Food Safety for Handlers" online course is tailored to:

  • Meet training requirements: Rest assured that your Food Handlers are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge.
  • Streamline compliance tracking: Simplify the process of monitoring and verifying training completions.
  • Ensure rapid implementation: Get your team up to speed promptly with our user-friendly online learning platform.

Don't wait until the last minute! Act now to secure your business's compliance and reputation. The deadline is fast approaching, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

Learn More: Schedule a demo of Allara Global's new "Basic Food Safety for Handlers" course today.