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  • SAFE FOOD AUSTRALIA 3rd Edition, November 2016

    A Guide to the Food Safety Standards Chapter 3 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code

    (applies to Australia only)

  • SAFE FOOD AUSTRALIA A Guide to the Food Safety Standards Chapter 3 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (Australia only)

    Standard 3.1.1 – Interpretation and Application

    Standard 3.2.2 – Food Safety Practices and General Requirements

    Standard 3.2.3 – Food Premises and Equipment

    Third Edition, November 2016

  • I I FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND SAFE FOOD AUSTRALIA

    A GUIDE TO THE FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS THIRD EDITION NOVEMBER 2016

    FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND SAFE FOOD AUSTRALIA

    © Food Standards Australia New Zealand 2016

    ISBN: 978-0-642-34593-6

    Published November 2016

    Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) supports and encourages the dissemination and exchange of information. Information in this document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) Licence, except for the Food Standards Australia New Zealand logo. An electronic version of this work is available on the FSANZ website at www.foodstandards.gov.au.

    Attribution

    You may copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the material in this publication by the CC BY 3.0 licence for commercial and non-commercial purposes; but you must attribute the work in the following manner:

    © Food Standards Australia New Zealand.

    This attribution must not, in any way, suggest that FSANZ endorses you or your use of the work.

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  • I I IFOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND SAFE FOOD AUSTRALIA

    AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND FOOD STANDARDS CODE CHAPTER 3 (AUSTRALIA ONLY)

    STATUS OF GUIDE

    Status and context of the document

    This document relates to three food safety standards in Chapter 3 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code). These standards apply only in Australia. They are:

    3.1.1 – Interpretation and Application

    3.2.2 – Food Safety Practices and General Requirements

    3.2.3 – Food Premises and Equipment

    The information provided in this document is not legally binding.

    This document was prepared by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to assist government agencies responsible for enforcing the Code in Australia.

    State and territory food agencies are primarily responsible for interpretation and enforcement of the Code in Australia. This is because the food standards that comprise the Code are applied in Australia by state and territory food laws. It is the state and territory food laws that make failure to comply with Code requirements an offence. At the Commonwealth level, the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture and Water Resources administers the Imported Food Control Act 1992 (Cth), which applies the food standards to imported food. These agencies work together through the Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR) to ensure food laws are implemented and enforced consistently.

    FSANZ prepared and published this document at the request of ISFR. FSANZ is not an enforcement agency and cannot provide advice or guidance on food compliance issues.

    This document will be reviewed and amended as necessary. Readers may contact the Food Safety and Response Section of FSANZ if they have feedback. Email: information@foodstandards.gov.au.

    Disclaimer

    Food Standards Australia New Zealand makes no warranty or representation regarding the completeness, accuracy, or currency of any information contained in this document or publication or that such information will be error-free.

    Food Standards Australia New Zealand does not accept any legal liability or responsibility for any harm, injury, loss, damages, or costs directly or indirectly sustained by any person as a result of any use of, or reliance on, or interpretation of, the information contained in this publication.

    The information contained in this publication is not and should not be relied upon as legal advice nor be regarded as a substitute for legal advice. Any person relying on this information should seek independent legal advice in relation to any queries they may have regarding obligations imposed under the standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

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  • IV FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND SAFE FOOD AUSTRALIAFOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND SAFE FOOD AUSTRALIA

    A GUIDE TO THE FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS THIRD EDITION NOVEMBER 2016

  • VFOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND SAFE FOOD AUSTRALIA

    AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND FOOD STANDARDS CODE CHAPTER 3 (AUSTRALIA ONLY)

    CONTENTS

    Contents

    Status and context of the document III

    Introduction 1

    Using this guide 1

    Standard 3.1.1 Interpretation and Application 3 1 Interpretation 4

    2 Meaning of safe and suitable food 10

    3 General application of the Food Safety Standards 12

    4 Compliance 12

    Standard 3.2.2 Food Safety Practices and General Requirements 13

    Division 1 — Interpretation and application 14

    1 Interpretation 14

    2 Application of this Standard 18

    Division 2 — General requirements 18

    3 Food handling — skills and knowledge 18

    4 Notification 22

    Division 3 — Food handling controls 24

    6 Food storage 29

    7 Food processing 32

    8 Food display 42

    9 Food packaging 49

    10 Food transportation 52

    11 Food disposal 54

    12 Food recall 58

    Division 4 — Health and hygiene requirements 61

    Subdivision 1 — Requirements for food handlers 61

    13 General requirement (on food handlers) 61

    14 Health of food handlers 62

    15 Hygiene of food handlers 65

    Subdivision 2 — Requirements for food businesses 72

    16 Health of persons who handle food — duties of food businesses 72

    17 Hygiene of food handlers — duties of food businesses 74

    18 General duties of food businesses 77

    Division 5 — Cleaning, sanitising and maintenance 79

    19 Cleanliness 79

    20 Cleaning and sanitising of specific equipment 80

    21 Maintenance 84

  • VI FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND SAFE FOOD AUSTRALIAFOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND SAFE FOOD AUSTRALIA

    A GUIDE TO THE FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS THIRD EDITION NOVEMBER 2016

    CONTENTS

    Division 6 — Miscellaneous 85

    22 Temperature measuring devices 85

    23 Single use items 90

    24 Animals and pests 92

    25 Alternative methods of compliance 95

    Standard 3.2.3 Food Premises and Equipment 99

    Division 1 — Interpretation and application 100

    1 Interpretation 100

    2 Application of this Standard 101

    Division 2 — Design and construction of food premises 102

    3 General requirements 102

    4 Water supply 108

    5 Sewage and waste water disposal 113

    6 Storage of garbage and recyclable matter 114

    7 Ventilation 116

    8 Lighting 119

    Division 3 — Floors, walls and ceilings 120

    9 Application 120

    10 Floors 120

    11 Walls and ceilings 123

    Division 4 — Fixtures, fittings and equipment 127

    12 General requirements 127

    13 Connections for specific fixtures, fittings and equipment 134

    14 Hand washing facilities 136

    Division 5 — Miscellaneous 142

    15 Storage facilities 142

    16 Toilet facilities 143

    17 Food transport vehicles 144

    Appendices 147

    Appendix 1: Potentially hazardous foods 148

    Appendix 2: The use of time as a control for potentially hazardous food 151

    Appendix 3: Limits for food processes 158

    Appendix 4: Foods requiring special care 162

    Appendix 5: Cooling of meats after cooking 172

    Appendix 6: Cleaning and sanitising surfaces and utensils 173

    Appendix 7: Pest management 182

    Appendix 8: Template examples 183

    Appendix 9: Temporary and mobile food premises 191

    Appendix 10: Home-based food businesses 204

    Resources and References 211

  • 1FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND SAFE FOOD AUSTRALIA

    AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND FOOD STANDARDS CODE CHAPTER 3 (AUSTRALIA ONLY)

    INTRODUCTION

    Introduction

    There are five national food safety standards that apply in Australia:

    • 3.1.1 — Interpretation and Application

    • 3.2.1 — Food Safety Programs

    • 3.2.2 — Food Safety Practices and General Requirements

    • 3.2.3 — Food Premises and Equipment

    • 3.3.1 — Food Safety Programs for Food Service to Vulnerable Persons.

    These standards provide a risk-based, preventative approach to providing safe and suitable food. They are based on the principle that food safety is best ensured by implementing food hygiene controls at each stage of food handling and that additional risk management tools, such as food safety programs, may be required for high-risk food industry sectors.

    Of the five standards, Standards 3.1.1, 3.2.2 and 3.2.3 apply to a

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