Your NSW Food Authority Food Safety Supervisor certificate will need to be re-certified every 5 years
Food Safety Supervisor certificates expire five years from the date of issue, with the first round due to expire from the 1st of September 2015.
Should your Food Safety Supervisor certificate be close to expiring and you wish to continue to be the Food Safety Supervisor for a hospitality or retail food business, you will need to undertake recertification training with a Registered Training Organisation (such as Training Online Food Safety ) approved under the Food Safety Supervisor Program.
Food businesses have 30 working days from the date printed on the certificate to ensure their appointed Food Safety Supervisor renews their training and obtains a new FSS certificate.
This new certification will include training in three key focus areas – cleaning and sanitising, safe egg handling and allergen management.
You will need to provide us with a copy of the NSW Food Authority Certificate that you currently hold.
The FSS recertification training ensures an individual has knowledge of food safety requirements, the skills to manage food safety risks in the workplace, and can meet the essential units of competency. The training cycle of five years supports a highly skilled and compliant hospitality and retail food sector in NSW.
go to http://www.trainingonlinefs.edu.au/ and begin your training at anytime.
The following is a summary of a recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) – Estimates of the Global Burden of Foodborne Diseases.
- Children under five account for 30 percent of the deaths from foodborne disease
- 96000 children die each year from food borne illness involving diarrhoea
- 600 million people become ill each year from eating contaminated food
- Diarrhoea is involved in more than half of food poisonings, including 230000 deaths each year
- Salmonella affects people in high and low income countries
- Foodborne Cholera, Typhoid and E.coli are common in low income countries
- Campylobacter is more commonly associated with high income countries
- One person in 10 worldwide will become ill from contaminated food
- 420000 deaths each year from contaminated food
- In the African region – has the highest amount of food borne illness per population with more than 91 million people falling ill and 137000 deaths. Non-typhoidal Salmonella is the main cause with 32000 deaths – more than half of the total world deaths from this disease. Non bacterial food borne illness, like cyanide and aflatoxin cause one quarter of the food borne disease deaths.
- In the Americas region – 77 million cases makes it the second lowest in the world. There are an estimated 9000 deaths each year – of which 2000 are children. Norovirus, Non-typhoidal Salmonella, Campylobacter and E.coli account for 95 percent of cases. In Central and South America there are specific issues with pork tapeworm.
- In the Western Pacific region – 125 million people are affected by contaminated food and there are 50000 deaths, of which 7000 are children. It is aflatoxin which is the biggest issue in this region with around 70 percent of the total number of cases for the world. Chinese liver fluke is the single biggest issue with 30000 people infected, nearly 100 percent of all world cases, and death in one in five cases.
- In the South East Asia region – the second highest amount of food borne disease per population but the highest number of deaths at 175000, of which 50000 are children. E.coli, Norovirus and non -typhoidal Salmonella are the main causes. The number of cases of Hepatitis A and Typhoid in this region account for half of the worldwide cases.
- In the European region – the lowest amount of food borne disease with more than 23 million cases and 5000 deaths. Norovirus and Campylobacter are the main causes with nearly 20 million cases. However it is non-typhoidal Salmonella which cause the most deaths at nearly 2000 each year. Listeria causes around 400 deaths annually.
Compulsory training for both the Hospitality and Community and Health services unit codes have changed, so if you are planning to do your food safety training make sure you enroll into the current codes not the superseded ones.
Current codes are:
Community and Health services – for childcare, aged care, hospitals, meals on wheels
Course Code Title
HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices – Level 1 for all staff
HLTFSE005 Apply and monitor food safety requirements
HLTFSE007 Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace
Food safety supervisors need all 3 units
Hospitality and Retail – Restaurants, cafés hotels, school canteens, take away shops etc.
Course Code Title
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety – Level 1 for all staff
SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices
Food safety supervisors need both units.
call us on 1300 665 633 or visit http://www.cft.com.au if you need additional information