Amberley O.S.H.C.

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5.4 Food Audit

Amberley OSHC acknowledges that a best practice approach to food handling, storage and hygiene must be maintained and may be achieved by conducting a food handling and safety audit of Amberley OSHC.  This audit may be conducted in-house using recommended resources and guidelines or by an external expert.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Education and Care Services National Law Act, 2010 and Regulations 2011
  • Duty of Care
  • Food Act 2006
  • Australia and New Zealand Food Safety Standards – Chapter 3 Food Safety Standards (Australia only)
  • NQS Area: 2.1.3; 2.2.1; 3.1.2; 7.1.1, 7.2.3, 7.3.2, 7.3.5.
  • Policies: 3 – Hygiene, 5.1 – Food Handling and Storage, 5.2 – Food and Nutrition, 5.3 – Food Act Compliance.

Procedures

Where Amberley OSHC is required to be licensed as a food handling business under the Food Act 2006, compliance shall be achieved through the engagement of an external authority to conduct a food audit of Amberley OSHC and provide professional advice and recommendations as to the safety standards and practices with food handling.

Amberley OSHC shall ensure that the food auditor is professionally accredited and licensed to carry out food audits under the Food Act 2006.

Where Amberley OSHC is not required to be licensed as a food handling business under the Food Act 2006, compliance shall be achieved through self-assessment, in accordance with the Queensland Health resource ‘Know Your Food Business’.

Amberley OSHC will conduct food audits on a regular and cyclic basis.

Reviewed 23 March 2015, Updated 12 May 2015


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