Develop and implement a food safety program
Unit code: SITXFSA002A
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and evaluate a food safety program for a range of service industry operations where food is stored, prepared, displayed, served and disposed of. It requires the ability to determine the specific program requirements for an organisation and prepare policies and procedures for other personnel to follow.
This unit is one of three hierarchical units describing varying levels of participation in food safety processes:
· SITXOHS002A Follow workplace hygiene procedures
· SITXFSA001A Implement food safety procedures
· SITXFSA002A Develop and implement a food safety program.
Food safety is nationally legislated by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 which provides for the operation of a statutory authority known as Food Standards Australia New Zealand.
The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) developed by this authority contains an individual standard for the development of food safety programs. This unit of competency complies with the legislative requirements for food safety and the development of a food safety program as outlined in the Code.The legislative requirement for a business to develop a program, along with training and certification requirements, differs across state and territory governments.