Why is food safety important?
Recent Australian estimates of foodborne illness are 5.4 million cases per year (14,800 cases per day), with about 120 deaths annually. The cost of these levels of foodborne disease is estimated to be $1.2 billion per year (Department of Health and Ageing, unpublished).
The social consequences of foodborne disease include both temporary and serious chronic illness and even death.
Why is food safety training important?
Studies and research have concluded that the completion of food safety training assists and individual in improving food safety work practices in the workplace.
The provisions of the Queensland Food Act 2006 (Food Safety Standards) require that:
- All persons undertaking food handling operations have appropriate skills and knowledge in food safety matters (accredited or non-accredited training); and
- All licensable food businesses require a food safety supervisor (accredited training only)
Food Safety Training Services
Council offers the following food safety training services:
- Basic food safety training (non-accredited)
- FREE online food safety training – This interactive training can be conducted online at any time and allows users to ……. Click here to start.
- FREE onsite food safety training – This training is delivered by Council’s Environmental Health Officer/s.
- Click here for details on eligibility, location, dates and the format of the training.
- Click here for the application for enrolment form
- Food safety supervisor training (accredited)
- Council does not offer this service. Please contact your local registered training organisations