Food businesses with an independent Food Safety Program are required to have a third party Food Safety Audit. These audits check that businesses are complying with their Food Safety Program, the Food Act and applicable Food Safety Standards.
A Food Safety Audit is conducted by an Auditor approved by the Department of Health in each state. The purpose of the audit is to determine whether the Food Safety Program;1. Adequately addresses the hazards associated with the premises' food handing operations and;2. Whether the food business is complying with their program.
Food Hygiene Australia’s team of auditors have vast experience in auditing Hospitals, Aged Care, Child Care Centres, Retail Outlets, Restaurants, Fast Food Outlets, Function Centres, Food Manufacturers, Distributors & Small Business.
All Auditors in our organisation have achieved NFSA Level 4 high risk accreditation, the highest standard of accreditation possible.
BENEFITS OF ENGAGING FOOD HYGIENE AUSTRALIA
- You will obtain factual and non-biased information, allowing you to assess and review the adherence of your Food Safety Program.
- The audit process will identify any non-conformance and/or observations to assist in your continuous improvement with regard to Food Safety.
- Improve your employee’s understanding and commitment to food safety.
- Regulators such as the Council will be able to see the steps you are taking to reduce the risk of food poisoning.
- Demonstrates a commitment to your customers to supply safe, quality food. Certificate of Audit is provided to display within your premises.
PREPARING FOR THE AUDIT
- Ensure Food Safety Program and relevant documentation is available.
- Ensure staff are trained in food safety, hygiene and handling procedures.
- Food Safety Supervisor or other competent person to be present at the time of the audit.
- Inform relevant employees about the objectives and scope of the audit.
- Provide all relevant documentation for the previous 12 months.
- Provide council E.H.O. reports.
- Provide current Food Business Registration.
- Entry meeting with Food Safety Supervisor to outline audit process.
- Audit of Food Safety Program for compliance with Australian Food Safety Standards and relevant legislation.
- Familiarity inspection of food premises and assessment.
- Audit of relevant documentation pertaining to the Food Safety Program.
- Staff interview for knowledge of food safety and understanding of the Food Safety Program.
- Provide detailed Audit Report.
- Exit meeting to discuss outcomes of the audit.
- Any corrective actions to be discussed in detail so client fully understands.
- Dedicated Auditor & Food Hygiene Australia head office available to assist the client.