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Food Safety Training

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Why is food safety important?
Estimates of foodborne illness within Australia 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cost of these levels of foodborne disease is estimated to be $1.2 billion per year (Department of Health and Ageing, unpublished).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)

All food businesses have obligations and the Toowoomba Regional Council is assisting by providing access to food safety training.

This Online program is easy to follow, includes an entertaining presentation as well as interactive quizzes. A training acknowledgement form can be printed upon completion and kept as part of your staff records.

This information package has been developed by qualified and experienced Environmental Health Professionals and is equivalent in scope to a two-day consultant delivered course.