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All food businesses have a responsibility to ensure that food is handled safely in accordance with the Food Act 2001. This is important to reduce the likelihood of foodborne illnesses and outbreaks which can lead to long term health effects and even death.

A food poisoning outbreak could be devastating for your business. Therefore, it is important to ensure your staff have a good understanding of the principles of food safety and apply them in the food business.

To assist food businesses with their training needs, Eastern Health Authority has developed a basic Food Safety Training session aimed at educating food handlers on the fundamental principles of food safety.

The main topics covered in the training session include but are not limited to:

  • legislative requirements
  • food safety hazards
  • safe storage practices
  • processing (e.g. 2 hour/4 hour rule & cooling requirements)
  • hygiene requirements

Free Training Sessions are currently run in November, February and May for food business registered with EHA. A registration link will be sent to the food business’s nominated email address prior to the training sessions.

Please be advised that if you are not from a registered food business within Eastern Health Authority’s constituent Council Area a small training fee is applicable. If your business or organisation would like one on one Food Safety Training, please enquire about costs via 8132 3600.


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