Food Safety Programs (FSPs) are documented procedures that help food businesses to identify and monitor food safety hazards, and implement control measures. Cairns Regional Council is responsible for accrediting FSPs for food businesses located within the Cairns local government area.
Not all food businesses are required to have a FSP. Check when a Food Safety Program is required, or refer to Food Safety Standard 3.2.1.
If your business is required to have a FSP, you must arrange for an approved auditor to assist in reviewing it. You will then need to submit your FSP to Council with a Notice of Written Advice from the auditor. This should be done at the same time as applying for your Food Business Licence.
You can use the Food Business Licence application ( PDF, 1.13 MB ) form to apply for your FSP accreditation.
Find out more about Food Safety Programs.