New Food Standard 3.2.2a


On 8 December 2023, new Australia-wide rules will commence under Standard 3.2.2A of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. The new Standard requires some food businesses to have three (3) food safety management tools: 1. Food Safety Supervisors 2. Food handler training and 3. Food safety records. The table below summarises the new rules and what you need to do.

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1.Each business must have a Food Safety Supervisor.This rule is not new and has been in the ACT since 2013.
FSS training must be redone every 5 years
Food Safety Supervisor Training
2.Businesses must ensure their food handlers have appropriate training.This is a new requirement that obligates employers to train all front and back-of-house staff that handle food in safe food handling.

Training options for staff include completing the FREE DoFoodSafely course by the Victorian Government or completing ACCESS Recognised Training’s accredited Online Basic Food Safety course for $49pp.
ACCESS can also deliver this course face-to-face for $95pp minimum of 10. The face-to-face Basic Food Safety course takes approx. 3 hours to complete.    
3.Businesses that do ‘prescribed activities’ must keep Food Safety Records for those activities.You must make records of prescribed activities and keep them for at least 3 months.
Examples of required records include food temperature record sheets, a cleaning and sanitising procedure and food receipt logs.
Food safety record templates, visit ACT Health’s Food Safety Training and Resources page.
Detailed information about the new Standard is on the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Standard 3.2.2A info page.
For specific advice about your ACT food business, email the Health Protection Service at