FSS Certificates

Food Safety Supervisor Certificates

Posted Thursday 27 August 2015

The Food Act 2003 (NSW) requires certain food businesses in the NSW hospitality and retail food service sector to have at least one trained Food Safety Supervisor (FSS).

FSS certificates expire five years from the date of issue, with the first round of certificates expiring from 1 September 2015.

Food businesses with an appointed FSS holding an FSS certificate due to expire from 1 September 2015 will need to enrol their FSS in recertification training with a RTO approved under the FSS program.

This training will consist of obtaining the required units of competency where those units have incorporated the three key focus areas as determined by the Food Authority, as a prerequisite to the issue of a new NSW FSS certificate.

Where an FSS is recertifying, under certain circumstances the RTO can take into account the applicant’s prior learning, whilst providing training in the three key focus areas.

Food businesses have 30 working days to ensure their appointed FSS renews their training and obtains a new FSS certificate.

Please visit the Food Authority website for more information.