New laws for food businesses under Standard 3.2.2A
Recent changes to the Food Standards Code have introduced new requirements for all businesses that prepare and serve food in NSW.
From Friday 8 December 2023, businesses that process unpackaged, potentially hazardous food, and serve it ready-to-eat, are required to:
- have a qualified onsite Food Safety Supervisor
- ensure all food handlers are trained in food safety and hygiene
- be able to show their food is safe.
Businesses that only slice, weigh, repack, reheat or hot-hold potentially hazardous food they have not made themselves, for example for example slicing fruit or reheating meals provided by a caterer, are required to:
- have a qualified onsite Food Safety Supervisor, and
- ensure all food handlers are trained in food safety and hygiene.
The changes affect most retail and hospitality food businesses, as well as school canteens, childcare and OOSH services, charities and not-for-profits that regularly sell food, delis, supermarkets, coffee vendors and correctional centres.
See the NSW Food Authority website for more information: