New food safety webpage and training available
Local food premises can now access the latest training from the comfort of their own eateries or homes with Council launching a new food safety webpage recently.
The new webpage, which includes free online food handler training as well as self-assessment food premises checklists, is a one-stop-shop for food businesses to access required information in one place.
Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli, said it was important for Council to continue to support local food businesses.
“Food businesses must continually abide by a range of laws and this is Council’s way of assisting our local food business owners and food handlers in obtaining the required skills and knowledge to ensure food is handled in a safe and hygienic manner,” Cr Fedeli said.
“The free food handler training has been developed by qualified and experienced Environmental Health Professionals and is equivalent in scope to a two-day consultant delivered course. A training acknowledgement form can be printed upon completion and be kept as a part of your staff records.
“Being able to access all the required information in one place will be highly beneficial for business owners and I encourage people working in the food industry to take advantage of the free information and online training.”
Camden is home to a diverse range of food businesses which can benefit from the new webpage and training, including:
- Restaurants, cafes and takeaway;
- Supermarkets and convenience stores;
- Mobile food vehicles;
- Temporary food stalls;
- Home-based food businesses; and,
- Childcare centres and school canteens.
For more information on food safety and to access the free online training, go to camden.imalert.com.au.