Last updated: July 2023
Safe Food Australia is a guide to the four mandatory food safety standards:
- Standard 3.1.1 Interpretation and Application
- Standard 3.2.2 Food Safety Practices and General Requirements
- Standard 3.2.2A Food Safety Management Tools
- Standard 3.2.3 Food Premises and Equipment.
The guide is for government agencies who are responsible for enforcing the standards. Food businesses may also find it offers helpful information about the standards and food safety issues.
Fourth Edition, February 2023
Download the complete Safe Food Australia Guide (PDF 12 mb, print friendly with opposing pages).
Standard 3.2.2A is a new food safety standard for food service, caterer and related retail businesses, becoming enforceable in December 2023. It contains requirements for food handler training, a food safety supervisor, and evidence that specific food handling activities are being adequately managed. Businesses will need to implement either two or three of these tools depending on their food handling activities.
InfoBites for food businesses
We’ve also developed some short factsheets to help you understand the food safety standards, by topic. See our