Food safety for auditors
In Tasmania, certain food businesses are required to be audited by a third-party auditors. This is in addition to regular council inspections.
Food businesses requiring third-party auditing
Businesses that require third-party auditing are those that process food for service to vulnerable persons as covered by Standard 3.3.1 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. These include:
- delivered meal organisations
- aged care facilities
- some childcare facilities.
Auditors undertaking regulatory food safety audits of the businesses listed above must:
- be approved by the Director of Public Health
- abide by all provisions of Part 6A of the Food Act 2003, including reporting requirements.
How to become an approved regulatory auditor
To become an approved regulatory auditor in Tasmania, you must complete and submit an application form. The minimum qualification for approval is:
- certification against the National Food Safety Audit Scheme Level 4
- additional scopes for cook chill processes (where relevant).
How to renew your regulatory auditor approval
If you are an approved regulatory auditor, to renew your approval, please complete and submit a renewal form.