Council must assess your Food Safety Program to ensure it meets the requirements of the Food Act 2006. This is a one-off process called accreditation. Re-accreditation is only required if you make major changes to your FSP.
When applying for accreditation, Council also requires you to obtain and submit written advice from an approved Food Auditor as to whether your FSP meets the requirements set out in the Food Act 2006.
Council cannot assess your application without this advice. A list of approved Food Auditors is available from Queensland Health. If you have any questions or concerns about an approved auditor, contact the Department of Health on phone (07) 3328 9310 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 1: Apply
Submit your FSP application using the Application for a Food Business Licence form ( PDF, 0.34 MB ) , along with the copy of the FSP, notice of written advice from the approved Food Auditor, and payment of the relevant fee ( PDF, 0.02 MB ) to Council.
Step 2: Assessment
Council will assess your application within 30 days, unless additional information is required. If your program is accredited, an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) will inform you through a Letter of Accreditation.
Step 3: Audit schedule
Once the FSP is accredited, Council will set an audit schedule with the first audit due in 6 months.
You must then ensure that an approved third party Food Auditor carries out an audit of the FSP at the set frequency.